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GIFFORD, GIFFORD MANSE WITH STABLE RANGE AND WALLED GARDENLB14677

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Yester
NGR
NT 5341 6820
Coordinates
353410, 668200

Description

1824. 2-storey, 3-bay classically detailed house with single

storey wings. Rubble red sandstone with grey and red ashlar

dressings.

S ELEVATION: corniced, pilastered doorpiece with panelled door

and decorative fanlight; tripartite windows flanking at ground

and single window to each 1st floor bay. Slightly recessed

single bay, single storey wings flanking, each with window

and ashlar tablet above parapet. Hoodmoulds to windows;

moulded eaves cornice with blocking course and fluted tablet

at centre.

N ELEVATION: piend-roofed stair block projecting at centre,

flanked at ground by lean-to service buildings, projecting

slightly at right and with very small and 1 regular sized

windows. Gabled single storey projection of outer wing to

left, with door and window on W return.

E ELEVATION: single storey elevation of wing in 2 builds

with 2 windows flanking small window; roof swept in piend

to 2-storey gable behind at left.

W ELEVATION: tripartite window in single storey wing.

12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. 5 ashlar

polygonal wallhead end stacks on rubble base to E, 4 to W.

Grey-green slates to piend roof.

STABLE RANGE: L-plan earlier 19th century stable gig-house

sited close to rear of house, and adjoined to high coped

rubble walls forming service court.

WALLED GARDEN: rubble sandstone walled garden to S of house,

with brick lining to S end, and partly coped with squared

stone.

Statement of Special Interest

Simple variant of common design, given a grander interpretation

of Gifford Bank, listed separately. W wing extended further to

N, after 1854, reversed in 20th century. It is described in

the NSA as "commodious and well finished" and "one of the

best in the country".

References

Bibliography

NSA II (1835) p167.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

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