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WEST BARNS HOUSE WITH GATEPIERS, RAILINGS, AND RETAINING WALLSLB1480

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 65371 78073
Coordinates
365371, 678073

Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical house.

L-plan. Droved grey ashlar to W and N elevations with

raised base and 1st floor cill course, rusticated quoins

and moulded cornice. Harled rear and S gable.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: Ionic doorpiece with cornice and

stone steps. Panelled door with decorative fanlight.

Tall windows flanking at ground floor with smaller 1st

floor windows to each bay. Piend roofed dormer at

centre.

E ELEVATION: stair window at centre, flanked to left by

ground and 1st floor windows, and to right by later

19th century addition, advanced and with piend roof.

N GABLE: wide gable with 2 widely spaced windows, with

bipartite above to left and smaller window to right.

Central gable head window.

S GABLE: 2 widely grouped windows to each floor, with

central gable head window, as above. Modern green

house addition to left.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows, 9-pane

to 1st floor windows. Grey slates, polygonal, coped

gable head stacks to N elevation; harled gable head

stack to S and battered wallhead stack to E addition.

INTERIOR: tripartite vestibule screen with fanlight.

Winding stair.

GATEPIERS AND WALLS: polygonal ashlar gatepiers to N

with moulded coping adjoined to rubble walls. Pedestrian

gate to E of piers and blinded pointed arched opening to

E again. Arrowhead, cast-iron railings with gateway to W

of house by Biel Water.

Statement of Special Interest

Ashlar restricted to front elevation and that visible

from drive. Similarities with Summerfield, Dunbar.

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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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