Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 32192 67700
332192, 667700


William Burn and David Bryce, 1852. Gateway to Dalkeith Estate from Old Dalkeith Road (A68), with screen walls, and lodge to NE.

KING'S GATE: tripartite gateway; 2 taller gatepiers at centre linked to 2 outer piers by screen walls, each with pedestrian gateway. Ashlar. Base course. Bracketted cornice to nailhead rusticated piers; surmounted by large floreated urns. Lugged architraves to pedestrian gateways, with coroneted shield inscribed "BQ"; moulded coping to screen walls. Highly decorative wrought-ironwork to 2-leaf semicircular-arched gates at centre, surmounted by decorative scroll-work, and to pedestrian gates.

QUADRANT WALLS: tall walls, curved to SE and SW. Stugged ashlar; moulded coping. Base course. Chamfered pier to each side, with bracketted cornice and massive ball finials. Saddleback-coped squared and coursed rubble wall beyond piers.

LODGE: single storey and attic, with raised basement to E on falling ground, asymmetrical gabled lodge. Cream sandstone ashlar. Deep base course. Moulded reveals and chamfered cills to ashlar transomed and moullioned bipartite windows to W, N and S. Chamfered reveals to single light windows to E. Mannered buckle quoins. Overhanging eaves; scrolled bargeboarding to W and N with kingposts.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay arcaded porch as loggia to left, in re-entrant angle formed by gabled bay advanced to right. Shouldered openings and corniced pierced balustrade to porch; steps up to gabled entrance bay to outer left, with moulded panel in gablehead. 2-leaf boarded door to centre, with cast-iron hinges; window to left. Canted window at ground in advanced bay to right, with ashlar half-piend roof and cornice continuous with moulded string course; attic window at 1st floor. Window to left return. Screen wall, with boarded door, adjoined to right and adjoined to outer gatepier to E.

N ELEVATION: gabled wing advanced to right; canted window at ground, with ashlar half-piend roof and cornice continuous with moulded string course; attic window at 1st floor. Window to left; single light window at basement.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrically gabled, with irregularly disposed windows. Boarded door at centre at basement. Squared and snecked rubble single storey and basementwind adjoined to left.

S ELEVATION: single storey and basement L-plan block advanced to right; courtyard formed to left with screen walls. Window at ground and gabled dormerheaded window breaking eaves to left; later leaded gabled dormer window to right.

Large square-pane glazing pattern in sash windows, some lying-pane. Graded grey-green slates to steeply pitched roof. 2 rendered coped ridge stacks, stop-chamfered and incised. Moulded eaves gutter. Original rainwater goods.



SRO RHP 9553, 9554, 9714/13-16. C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1980) p161.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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