Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 76352 71728
376352, 671728


Dated 1712 (?). Heptagonal, classical summer house, of

outstanding quality, set on high ground to W of former house

and SW of lake. Ashlar; base course, rusticated walls, and

ornate entablature. Each face with depressed arch doorway

with cavetto surround and ornamented keystone; fluted

pilasters flanking. Triglyps and metopes carved with variety

of classical motifs; fleur-de-lys, winged cherub, and floral

details, for example.

Small-pane glazing pattern to doors and fanlights. Lead

flashings to ogeed roof with large, lead ball finial.

INTERIOR: geometric stone flagging to floor; plastered dome

with ventilator.

Statement of Special Interest

Architect unknown, but fine form echoes work of James Smith

and Alexander McGill, who may possibly have been the authors.

Sited to N of former "French Camp" of 1548-9, established by

the English. The INVENTORY gives the figure on the datestone as

1718; this figure is much-weathered but appeared to the fieldworker to be 1712. Concealed in the woodland, the gazebo is hard to find and difficult to photograph. It appeared to be 7-sided rather than 6-sided as previously described.




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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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