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TYNEFIELD WITH RETAINING WALLSLB1476

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/05/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Dunbar
NGR
NT 62920 77822
Coordinates
362920, 677822

Description

Late 18th century farmhouse, aggrandised and extended

circa 1820. T-plan with irregular additions and stair

block to NE re-entrant angle making L-plan. Rubble

whinstone, roughly squared for S elevation, with

contrasting ashlar dressings. Hoodmoulds to windows of

sides and rear with eaves course; string course and

cornice to S.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: tall single storey, symmetrical

3-bay frontage, circa 1820, to gabled S wing. Tripartite

doorway set in segmental archway with decorative

fanlights. Venetian windows flanking with intersecting

tracery to arched lights. Panelled door. 1st floor

windows and gable head stacks to side elevations of S

block.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: central 2-storey wing raised in late

19th century to include attic storey with piend roof

dormerheads to N and W. Re-entrant angle to SE with

extensions of varying date. Single storey lean-to N

gable across courtyard formed of lean-to outbuildings to

S, barn to E and cart and granary to N with blocked

segmental arches and square granary windows.

Small-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows with

some 4-pane to later additions, some lying-pane.

Decorative cast-iron gutter head dated 1896 to side.

Plain raised skews to S wing with gable head stacks;

piend roof and centre stack to N wing; grey slates.

INTERIOR: tripartite vestibule screen. Simple classical

chimneypieces, panelled interior shutters and dado to S

wing.

RETAINING WALLS: ashlar coped rubble parapet to S with

former railings removed; cast-iron columns to timber

gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Architect possibly James Burn of Haddington (suggested

by McWilliam) or possibly Robert Brown who produced a

similarly classical facade in the same materials at

Lady's Field, Whitekirk in 1837 (listed separately).

Tynefield was long the property of the Hunter family who

produced a variety of popular wheat, "Hunter's", grown

for quality and productivity. In 19th century, gate

lodges stood to S (evident on maps of 1840 and 1854) now

demolished.

References

Bibliography

C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978) p200.

J Martine, REMINISCENCES OF EAST LOTHIAN (1894) p103.

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