Later 19th century. 2-storey gabled farmhouse with 1st floor
breaking eaves. Squared, snecked and stugged rubble sandstone
with ashlar dressings. Chamfered arrises to main openings.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Gabled porch at centre in
re-entrant angle. Advanced gabled outer bay to right with
canted 4-light window at ground and fish-scale slate roof;
bipartite at 1st floor. Recessed bay to left with canted bay
at ground, detailed as above, and 1st floor bipartite
breaking eaves in gabled dormer.
W ELEVATION: 2-bay. Advanced gabled bay to right with
tripartite at ground, and bipartite at 1st floor.
E ELEVATION: 2-bay. Raised, battered stack off-centre to
left; single lights to right bay with 1st floor gabled
dormer. Piend roofed, single storey outbuilding projecting
from outer right.
N ELEVATION: 3-bay. Outer right gable recessed with single
storey gabled projection at ground. Centre and right bays
advanced, with narrow gable over centre bay. Pentice roofed
outbuilding. Earlier wall absorbed at ground adjoining at
Rectangular-plan glazing pattern to sash and case windows,
with some plate glass. Barge boarding and moulded brackets
with tie beam and pendant to porch gable. Polygonal stacks
with moulded coping, in pairs, one group of 4 and one single,
on ashlar bases. Grey slate roofs.
Statement of Special Interest
Gabled style with barge boarding and bracket form and
polygonal stacks occurs also at farm cottages at Castlemains,
Dirleton and Fenton Barns, listed separately, and at Sheriff
Hall's West Gate Lodge and Leuchie Lodge. Possibly developed
from a pattern book, or the trademark of a local
architect-builder. Possibly taken from J C Loudon's "Cottage,
Farm and Villa Architecture" which contains similar designs.
Steading lies to N and cottages to NE, (listed separately).