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WHITTINGEHAME HOUSE STABLES WITH QUADRANT WALLSLB17499

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
27/11/1990
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Whittingehame
NGR
NT 60616 73622
Coordinates
360616, 673622

Description

Probably Sir Robert Smirke, circa 1820. U-plan stable

court with engine house block probably added to N soon

after, and further later alterations; currently converted

to 6 houses. Red sandstone, squared and coursed to

inner elevations, Cullalo stone to S and E rear

extensions. Base course and band course dividing

storeys on exterior; cornice.

E RANGE: originally 11-bay exterior, symmetrical,

arranged 1-3-3-3-1; slightly advanced, pedimented single

storey and attic centre bays, blind arcade at ground

(doorway at centre and 2 hayloft openings). 3 bays

flanking divided by pilasters, doorway to right. Outer

bays slightly advanced with blind arched recesses. Outer

engine house bay to right; wide machinery door and

hayloft door. Courtyard elevation with 4 advanced bays

of carriage and hayloft section at centre; tall carriage

openings, boarded doors; hayloft openings with

semi-circular dormerheads; pedimented returns.

3 recessed bays flanking, filled to left, and with lean-to

shelter to right.

N RANGE: symmetrical; 5-bay, advanced engine house

block to exterior at left, slightly advanced, pedimented

centre 3-bays. Windows to each bay at both floors.

Modern addition at ground to left. Courtyard elevation

with 5 slightly advanced bays to right, with machinery

door (now filled with door and window) flanked by

windows. 3 small 1st floor windows. Doorway in

re-entrant angle.

S RANGE: 7-bay exterior elevation with blind arcaded

ground floor, 5 windows, 2 doors; 3 pedimented, slightly

advanced bays to right; 2 1st floor windows to right and

shallow depressed archway (blocked with window) and

window above. Small-pane glazing to sash and case windows

and some modern casements. Grey slates, modern skylights.

Coped ashlar ridge and wallhead stacks; decorative cans

retained. Cobbled court with saltire cross.

QUADRANT WALLS: coursed walls with ashlar coping, closing

court to W; simple square ashlar gatepiers.

TERRACE WALL: by N elevation on falling ground. Rubble

with semi-circular coping and ashlar dies; further

quadrant by drive with pyramid capped pier.

Statement of Special Interest

Sited on ground below limetree avenue, by main drive to

Whittingehame House.

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