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BIEL HOUSE, WEST LODGE WITH GATEPIERSLB14767

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
02/05/1990
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Stenton
NGR
NT 62268 75867
Coordinates
362268, 675867

Description

Circa 1840. Small rectangular plan, Tudor stule gate lodge

with later additions at rear. Stugged pink coursed

sandstone with ashlar dressings; base course, chamfered

reveals. Symmetrical 3-bay S elevation to drive with

gabled porch, above 4-centred doorway; lancets to porch

sides and studded panelled door; bipartite windows

flanking. Gabled E and W elevations with canted 4-light

bay with parapet to W gable, single window to E, and

both with blind arrow slits at apex. Piend roofed

sympathetic rear addition to right of N elevation, and

modern additions set in re-entrant angle, encroaching

slightly on E gable. Gablet coping to ashlar parapets and

skewputts. 4-centred windows, with diamond-pane

glazing to those in canted bay. Purple slates.

GATEPIERS: square, stugged pink sandstone gatepiers with

chamfered corners and pyramidal caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed B despite modern additions, for Tudor details and

as fanfare to Biel House. Similar form found in Dirleton

village as part of Lady Elgin's "beautifications".

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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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