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BIELGRANGE FARMHOUSE WITH TERRACE AND RETAINING WALLSLB14796

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Stenton
NGR
NT 61840 75593
Coordinates
361840, 675593

Description

Charles Ritchie, 1803, 2-storey 3-bay classical farmhouse

with single storey, single bay wings, and circa 1840 addition

to W. Droved, coursed red/grey sandstone ashlar: base course

and eaves cornice; blocking course to E elevation and single

storey wings.

E ELEVATION symmetrical; 3, 2-storey bays at centre

with blind segmentally arched panels at ground, each with

window; cill course below smaller 1st floor windows.

windows to each floor of bay, smaller at 1st floor;

stone bracketted canopy to doorway and panelled door,

blind 1st floor window above. Window to each advanced

single storey wing, that to right with smaller window

flanking by re-entrant angle.

N ELEVATION: triple segmental arcade and parapet above

eaves of lean-to roof behind; narrow windows to centre

and left bays.

S ELEVATION: piend roofed single storey service building

projecting at ground, probably added circa 1840,

contemporary with W addition.

INTERIOR: winding stair; bowed wall to hall and to

Dining Room; panelled doors and window shutters; some

decorative plasterwork; classical timber chimneypiece.

Small-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Grey slates; lead flashings. Ashlar wallhead stacks.

TERRACE AND RETAINING WALLS: rubble walls to curved

ha-ha by E elevation; ashlar coped rubble retaining walls to

W, with decorative cast- and wrought-iron railings and

gates.

Statement of Special Interest

The architect's initials "CR" are on the plans,

and his identity confirmed by the contract papers, which

reveal John Doughty to have been the mason. The

1st tenant was required never to plough the field to E of

the ha-ha. The house cost $1119.9.10, and the

commission sprang from the Biel estate. The steading to

W is not included in current listings.

References

Bibliography

SRO SC40/67/3, pp 260-70. Biel Grange plans.

SVBWG EAST LOTHIAN HANDBOOK, 1986.

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