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SHERIFF HALL FARMHOUSELB14755

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/05/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
North Berwick
NGR
NT 56333 81796
Coordinates
356333, 681796

Description

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.

Stone mullions.

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

ground.

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).

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