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WHITELAW FARMHOUSE WITH RETAINING WALLSLB17524

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Whittingehame
NGR
NT 56647 72045
Coordinates
356647, 672045

Description

Circa 1728. 2-storey and raised basement, 5-bay

farmhouse. White painted harling with painted stone

margins. Moulded eaves cornice.

W ELEVATION: corniced door to pedimented centre bay,

approached by stone steps with decorative barley sugar

wrought-iron balustrade; strip fanlight and glazed panels

inserted in door. Painted coat-of-arms above in square

panel, meeting cill of 1st floor window above. Ground

floor windows flanking in each bay, with small basement

windows (similar basement windows to E and N elevations)

immediately flanking steps and slightly larger in outer

bays; regular, 1st floor windows to each bay, smaller

than those of principal floor, and blind window off-centre

to left. Blind oculus in pediment; flanking wallhead

stacks removed.

E ELEVATION: symmetrical; largely blank with square

piend-roofed stairwell projecting at centre.

S ELEVATION: piend-roofed, single storey projection to

right, with fanlit doorway and small window to W side.

1st floor window to right. 4-pane glazing pattern to

principal sash and case windows, and small-pane to other

windows; marginal glazing pattern to 2 stair windows.

Gable wallhead stacks with stone quoins and coping with

decorative cans retained. Grey slates; coped skews.

INTERIOR: 1-room deep. Panelled interior window shutters

and decoratively panelled doors; winding stone stair with

decorative cast-iron balustrade. Adamesque classical

timber chimneypiece. Tripartite entrance screen with

segmental fanlight.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls with rubble coping

to S of gateway, and as parapet with ashlar coping and

wrought-iron railings to N of gateway. Square ashlar

gatepiers; wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by John Whitelaw as mansion to extensive estate.

Steading to S replaced with modern buildings circa 1975.

References

Bibliography

SCOTTISH FIELD May 1975, pp49-51. H Vincent Whitelaw, THE

HOUSE OF WHITELAW (1928).

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