Listed Building

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DUNGLASS, GAZEBOLB14725

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
17/05/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Oldhamstocks
NGR
NT 76352 71728
Coordinates
376352, 671728

Description

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.

References

Bibliography

A A Tait THE LANDSCAPE GARDEN IN SCOTLAND (1980), pp126-30. RCAHMS INVENTORY no 125.

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