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WHITTINGEHAME WALLED GARDEN, SUMMER PAVILION AND GIFFORD GATES WITH QUADRANT WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB17503

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 60271 73483
Coordinates
360271, 673483

Description

SUMMER PAVILION: Dated 1905. Red sandstone ashlar,

temple-fronted pavilion with squared, coursed rear, sited

at NE corner of walled garden. Distyle in antis S front

with piers and exuberant cartouche in pediment. Leaded roof.

GIFFORD GATES: on E wall of garden. Dated 1914. 2-leaf

gates with flanking panels and ornate overthrow.

Wrought-iron with many scroll details, and bell-bugle and

foliage to overthrow. Railings above quadrants with

variant of Vitruvian scroll at top.

QUADRANT WALLS AND GATEPIERS: to Gifford Gates; red brick

quadrant walls with deep ashlar base course and coping;

channelled ashlar gatepiers with moulded coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Gates possibly wrought by Thomas Hadden, the leading

Edinburgh smith at this date. Named the Gifford Gates as the

resulting commission was financed by A J Balfour's reward

for giving the Gifford lectures in Edinburgh, probably in

1914.

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