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2 ROBERTLAND, THE GATEHOUSE, INCLUDING GATE PIERSLB18499

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
03/07/1980
Supplementary Information Updated
30/09/2009
Local Authority
East Ayrshire
Planning Authority
East Ayrshire
Parish
Stewarton
NGR
NS 43524 47333
Coordinates
243524, 647333

Description

Later 19th century. Single-storey, 3-bay, L-plan Classical lodge situated at entrance drive to Robertland House (see separate listing). Droved, squared and snecked sandstone with raised, smooth ashlar margins. Base course, eaves band, cornice. S elevation with central advanced pedimented doorpiece with moulded architrave and replacement entrance door.

Non-traditional top-opening windows. Piended roof with grey slates, Corniced wallhead stacks with decorative cans.

INTERIOR (seen 2008). Comprehensively modernised.

GATEPIERS: pair of tall square-plan gate piers to drive with flanking smaller pedestrian gatepiers. Ashlar with base course, cornice and overhanging swept pyramidal capstones. Modern metal gates.

Statement of Special Interest

This roadside lodge has refined, well-detailed Classical features. Together with the distinctively designed gatepiers, it is situated at the entrance to the drive of Robertland House and forms an important and integral part of the wider estate. Gate lodges such as this played an important function for large estates as they were usually the first building a visitor would see on approach to the main house. The design of the lodge therefore was of importance in establishing an impression within the visitors' mind.

The lodge first appears on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1894-6. The driveway to the house appears to have been realigned further to the South sometime after the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1854 and the lodge and gatepiers may have been built at this time. Robertland Estate is one with a long history within the Parish. There was originally a castle at Robertland (the site is now a Scheduled Monument) lying to the SE of the present house. The present house was built at the beginning of the 19th century by the then owner Alexander Kerr, a native of the area who had made his money in the tobacco trade. The Estate then passed to his son after his death in the 1840s. The Estate passed through a number of different owners in the 20th century.

List Description updated as part of Stewarton Parish resurvey, 2009.

Category changed from B to C(S) in 2009.

References

Bibliography

2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1894-6. New Statistical Account, Vol V 1845, p734. S Milligan, Old Stewarton, Dunlop and Lugton, 2001 p30.

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