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SMEATON-HEPBURN GARDEN WALLS AND SUNDIALSLB14521

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
02/05/1990
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Prestonkirk
NGR
NT 59443 78580
Coordinates
359443, 678580

Description

Later 18th century. Extensive random rubble garden

walls approx 200 x 70m formerly lime-washed, enclosing

3 adjoining square gardens.

Doorways in each wall. Now accommodating nursery with

modern greenhouses.

2 detached sundials, probably relocated, sited to SE;

horizontal dial dated 1690; undated horizontal

octagonal dial mounted on octagonal pedestal, cup

hollows below with dials and gnomons.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed category B for particular reference to the

sundials. Smeaton House demolished 1949. The undated

dial is similar to that described by MacGibbon and Ross

as Nisbet Farm, Pencaitland.

References

Bibliography

Forrest's map 1799.

OS Map Haddingtonshire 1854 shows 3 adjoining gardens.

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