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SEACLIFFE (SEACLIFF) HOUSELB14582

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
17/05/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Whitekirk And Tyninghame
NGR
NT 60806 84315
Coordinates
360806, 684315

Description

David Bryce, 1841, enlarged 1850, incorporating earlier

house, currently in ruins. 3-storey and attic Scottish

Baronial mansion. Squared and stugged stone and ashlar

dressings.

Curtain wall remains on asymmetrical plan, of asymmetrical

design, including stock Bryce Baronial motifs; squared

corbelled bartizans, crowstepped gables and balustraded

balconies.

Statement of Special Interest

Bryce was commissioned in 1841 to design the mansion

around a long, low, narrow earlier house, by George

Sligo, a relation of Bryce's later client at Inzievar

House, Dunfermline. John Watson Laidlay commissioned the

enlargement in 1850. The Baronial style was polularised

by Burn and Bryce, and Seacliffe demonstrated the

specifically Brycian variant of the style. The house was

destroyed by fire in the 20th century, but the stables

and service cottage remain, the latter (Seacliffe

Cottage) is listed separately. Auldhame and Scoughall

were part of the Seacliffe estate.

References

Bibliography

MR DAVID BRYCE exhibition catalogue, Valerie Fiddes,

Alistair Rowan (1976).

J Small CASTLES AND MANSIONS OF THE LOTHIANS (1883).

C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978), p.425.

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