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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 65483 78292
365483, 678292


Robert Rowand Anderson, 1866, sizeable extension

consisting 2-storey villa with 4-stage Italianate tower

adjoined to S of earlier 19th century house and 17th

century windmill, converted for domestic use. Roughly

coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, channelled quoins

and raised base eaves and band courses.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5-bay, symmetrical. 3 narrower

central bays recessed with balustraded loggia bridging

between advanced outer bays; Ionic columns and ball-

finialled dies. Outer bays with tripartites at ground,

bipartites at 1st floor.

E ELEVATION WITH TOWER: 4-stage tower at centre of

asymmetrical elevation, with triple arcaded lights in

top storey, bracketted cornice and shallow pyramidal

roof; weathervane. Wide full-height canted bay to outer

left bay with 5-lights. 3-storey canted bay immediately

to right of tower, linked to earlier harled brick and

rubble house.

W ELEVATION: decorative gabled conservatory to left of

1866 S wing.

Plate glass glazing pattern to sash and case windows

with some 4-pane; bracketted cills to main windows.

Shallow pitch, slated piend roof; bracketted moulded

coping to ashlar stacks. Decorative gutter heads


INTERIOR: fine decoration retained, including stone

caryatid chimneypieces, ornate alabaster chimneypiece

with unusual tiles to cheeks, and angle chimneypiece to

Hall. Timber dog-leg stair. Gilded surrounds to pier

glasses; fine painted, Renaissance style wall decoration.

Ornate plasterwork.

WINDMILL: red rubble sandstone, formerly harled, former

grain mill in funnel form. Stone stair spiralling up to

S to doorway in passage linking with earlier house.

Irregular windows and pigeon flight opening with cill at

wallhead. Leaded coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Italianate style employed in heavy manner by Anderson,

after revival by Cubitt and Osborne House, Isle of

Wight. 2 lodges and former stables; S lodge listed




C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p464.


Drawings in Rowand Anderson Collection, Edinburgh

University Library MS.

About Listed Buildings

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