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NORTH BERWICK, ABBOTSFORD ROAD, BUNKERHILL (BUNKERSHILL) AND BOUNDARY WALLSLB1400

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Dirleton
NGR
NT 53270 85211
Coordinates
353270, 685211

Description

Sir Robert Lorimer, 1904. 2-storey rectangular plan,

Cotswold style small scale mansion. Mannered sandstone

rubble; ashlar dressings and chamfered margins. Stone

mullions.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: moulded semi-circular archway

with impose to recessed porch off-centre to right with

tripartite above. Irregular openings to right, including

transomed bipartite and tripartite. Gabled bay

intercepted by wallhead stack to right and 2 diamond

stacks above. Decorative carved lintel to gablehead

light. 2 advanced gabled bays left of centre, embracing

canted, 4-sided, full-height Elizabethan hall window.

Bipartite windows to gabled bays with Elizabethan stair

window to left gable. Bipartites to W side of stair

window bay. Recessed gabled bay to outer left with

paired tripartites at ground and 3-light above.

N (ROAD) ELEVATION: 3 advanced bays at centre; arched

doorway with raised voussoirs and short flight of steps in

centre bay. Large canted ground floor window to gabled

bay left of centre with tripartite lights, 4-light at 1st

floor and attic bipartite. Crenellated parapet above

centre and to 2 bays right of centre. Chamfered right

angle with bipartites to advanced bays; tripartites in

flanking, recessed bays. Full-height canted outer right

gable with bipartites. Paired bipartites at ground in

outer left gabled bay with 1st floor tripartite.

W ELEVATION: raised, battered stack at centre with

2 diamond stacks above. Decorative lintel to single light

at ground to left; bipartite at 1st floor to right.

E ELEVATION: service court at ground with centre archway

detailed as N elevation, 2 gabled bays behind, left bay

advanced.

Lead-pane glazing to casement windows with some plate

glass below transoms. Decorative lead gutter heads

retained. Gabletted coping and carved skewputts to

gable heads to W end. Swept eaves to 2 Arts and Crafts

style gable heads at E end of N and S elevations. Slate

roof. Moulded coping to stacks.

INTERIOR: retains very high quality work throughout

including panelling, chimneypieces. Galleried hall. Vine

detail to plasterwork ceilings.

Rubble retaining wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Commissioned by Robert Craig, the brother of James Craig

for whom John Kinross designed Carlekamp, Abbotsford Road,

1898. Lorimer apparently stole the commission for Bunkerhill

from the latter. These 2 houses and Westerdunes, Abbotsford

Road form a group of 3 Cotswold Tudor style mansions.

Lorimer's earlier Tudor design was Brackenburgh, Penrith,

1901. Bunkerhill archways with similar voussoir details

to Greywalls, Gullane by Lutyens, 1901.

References

Bibliography

NMRS. Schedules.

P Savage LORIMER AND EDINBURGH CRAFT DESIGNERS, 1980, p 91,

174.

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