Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 53086 67787
353086, 667787


Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical mansion with

single storey wings. Squared and snecked pink sandstone with

regrettably heavy pointing and paler dressings to S elevation;

rubble sides and rear. Base, 1st floor cill and blocking

courses to S elevation and moulded cornice, to all bays;

tablests above centre bay and wings.

S ELEVATION: slightly advanced bay at centre with broad,

pilasters and corniced doorcase; carved capitals and paterae;

tripartite doorway with segmentally arched fanlight; 1st floor

window above. Slightly recessed segmentally arched panels on

flanking bays, with tripartite windows, ashlar mullions;

1st floor windows. Similarly detailed tripartite windows

in outer, slightly recessed wings.

N ELEVATION: low, piend-roofed service block adjoined to E

wing at rear, with further single storey outbuilding at N end.

Slightly later piend-roofed stairblock addition to centre

of 2-storey bays. Small-pane glazing patterns in sash and

case windows. End stacks; original cans. Purple slates to

piend roofs.

GATEPIERS: corniced pink ashlar gatepiers to S, with pyramidal


Statement of Special Interest

Gifford Bank resembles the design by James Burn of the

Bank of Scotland, Court Street, Haddington, 1802-3, and

that of Stottencleugh, Oldhamstocks. Walled garden

and gardener's cottage lie to E of Gifford Bank, not

included in current listings.



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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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