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BOWER HOUSE (BOURHOUSE) LODGE WITH GATEPIERS AND PARAPETLB14758

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/05/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Spott
NGR
NT 66756 76861
Coordinates
366756, 676861

Description

Circa 1840. Single storey gabled gate lodge, with later

extensions. Red Bourhouse ashlar sandstone, partly harled, with

base and string courses, raised margins with chamfered arrises.

Blank square panels in gableheads.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 gabled bays. Doorway at centre,

panelled door under canopied gable. Canted window to right

splayed to square at gablehead. Stone mullioned bipartite to

outer left bay.

N ELEVATION: canted bay detailed as above.

S ELEVATION: sympathetic gabled extension.

Various additions to W.

Plate glass sash and case windows, some horizontal pane. Large

grey slates; polygonal ashlar stacks with moulded coping.

Decorative timber barge boards with pendants and wrought-iron

finials, some missing.

PIERS AND PARAPETS: polygonal ashlar gatepiers with pyramid

caps; coped ashlar parapets with 'Chinese' timber fences. Rubble boundary walls to policies of main house, adjoined at NW angle.

Statement of Special Interest

Possibly by David Bryce, who designed the house in

1835, however, very much in pattern book style. Much-altered, and consequently listed category C(S). The Standards, listed

separately, was the W lodge.

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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