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GIFFORD, GIFFORD VALE WITH OUTBUILDING, DOVECOT, RETAINING AND QUADRANT WALLS WITH GATEPIERSLB14678

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 53350 68443
Coordinates
353350, 668443

Description

Later 18th century with early 19th century additions. 2-storey

and attic classically detailed 3-bay mansion. Warm coloured

rubble with ashlar dressings.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay, 2-storey house at centre, with moulded

cornice, linked by recessed single storey bays to taller,

square plan, piend-roofed, pavilion stable blocks, 1 with

hayloft. Centre bay slightly advanced and pedimented with

blind oculus in rope-moulded surround and urn finial;

architraved and corniced doorway at centre; decorative

fanlight; window at 1st floor above, and to both floors in

flanking bays.

N ELEVATION: pink harling. Single storey piend-roofed

projection at centre, with windows on W return, door and

window to E; modern conservatory roof clasping ridge line.

Window to each floor in outer bays, with flat-roofed modern

dormer windows above. Lean-to linking bays with irregular

openings; garage door inserted in W pavilion.

W ELEVATION: window at centre to each floor; small attic

window. Linking bay adjoined to outer left.

E ELEVATION: ground floor window near centre, linking block

adjoins to right; small wheel-glazed oculus at centre to

1st floor, with windows flanking widely in outer bays, that

to right being blinded; small attic window.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Gable end

ashlar stacks; ashlar coped skews. Grey slates.

OUTBUILDING: square plan piend-roofed garden outbuilding

to NW, of similar date to pavilions, with carriage entrance

and hayloft above. Later, lower addition to S.

DOVECOT: lean-to rubble dovecot in poor condition, sited to

N of house, and with adjoining later additions. Ashlar coped

skews, grey slates. Doorway to S.

RETAINING AND QUADRANT WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low semi-circular,

ashlar coped drive retaining wall by principal S elevation.

Similarly detailed quadrants flanking corniced, simple,

ashlar gatepiers to E driveway.

Statement of Special Interest

The dovecot was formerly listed separately. The Cottage,

which is probably sited where a further outbuilding stood,

in a mirrored position, is listed separately. Later variant

on the 3-bay design can be found at Forbes Lodge, Gifford,

listed separately.

References

Bibliography

1854 OS Map.

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