Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Whitekirk And Tyninghame
NT 58694 80029
358694, 680029


Archibald Elliott, 1817. 2-storey and basement rectangular

plan Tudor, Gothic style mansion with carved wing joining

single storey and basement service court. Cullaloe ashlar,

droved, with chamfered arrises to openings hoodmoulds and

raised base course, dividing string course and battlemented

parapets. 3-stage turrets. Hoodmoulds to rectangular windows.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay, symmetrical with polygonal crenellated

angle turrets and smaller turrets flanking centre bay.

Pointed arch triple arcade at ground to centre bay and

gallery above with balustrade. Flight of steps to arcade;

doorway in arched opening with fanlight and arched windows

flanking. 3 rectangular bipartites behind gallery above.

Tripartites flanking centre bay at ground with single 1st

floor windows (with decorative cusped upper lights.

Segmentally arched basement windows. Narrow pointed arched

slits to polygonal turrets with cusped heads at ground and

1st floor; rectangular slits in upper stages above eaves.

N ELEVATION: advanced centre bay flanked by square angle

turrets, detailed as above with tall ground floor window.

3 windows flanking at each floor to right; 2 to left with

circa 1900 ground floor bay inserted between centre and left

angle turret.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical. 3 regular window bays at centre,

flanked by turrets with larger turrets to outer angles.

Canted ground floor and basement windows with crenellated

parapet, decorative cusped heads to upper panels.

E ELEVATION: 6 regular window bays with outer angle turrets.

Curved arcade of 5 rectangular openings. Doorway by house

under arcade and irregular openings. Linking to 2-stage

crenellated square tower at angle with service court


SERVICE COURT: segmentally arched carriageway at centre to N

flanked by single segmentally arched windows. Single storey

square raised outer angle window bays with similar windows to

N and on returns. String course and blocking course, with

parapet to outer angles. Basement driveway under bridged

recess to E.

Small-pane glazing pattern with cusped pointed arch glazing

bars to upper panels of major windows to W and to lights of

canted bays; sash and case windows. Linked polygonal stacks

with moulded coping.

INTERIOR: some original features retained after fire in 1972

during subdivision. original saloon at centre reduced to

harled courtyard. Vaulted vestibule. Decorative Gothic

chimneypieces retained in W front bedrooms and some original

woodwork. Stair balustrade brought from Edinburgh and

panelling from Clerkington House, Haddington.

GATEPIERS: 2 polygonal ashlar coped gatepiers with coped

parapet and partially remaining balustrade, sited at W of

house. Further gatepiers, by entrance to former drive, now

at distance from house property and listed separately.

Statement of Special Interest

Earlier house by William Adam was completely replaced

by Sir David Baird's commission from Elliott, though

confusion exists in Small and Groome's Gazetteer.

Walled garden, ornamental urn and stables survive from

18th century house but former lectern dovecot has

recently been demolished (1987) Elliot's design cost

$8,505. Gatepiers, East Lodge and Stables listed

separately. Dalmeny House, William Wilkins 1814-17

provided a forerunner in Tudor Gothic style in Scotland.



Alastair Rowan NEWBYTH, (unpublished) Cambridge (1963).

C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978) pp350-1. William Adam,



Vol.II. T Hannan, FAMOUS SCOTTISH HOUSES (1928) pp129-


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