Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 54096 70567
354096, 670567


Earlier 19th century, with later piend and flat-roofed additions.

Single storey classical gate lodge. White painted droved ashlar frontage, pilaster quoins, and base course; white painted harling to remaining elevations; rubble lean-to to E side. W elevation: cornice and blocking course; bowed bay with 3 windows set in recessed

panels; raised pilaster quoins incised with Greek detail. N

elevation: 3-bay; doorway at centre with segmental lintel, flanked by windows and pilaster quoins, detailed as above. Piend and flat-roofed additions to S elevation, regrettably evident on entrance

approach. 12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows.Purple slates; set-off ashlar corniced stack to original S wallhead;lead finial to original piend roof. White painted ashlar corniced square piers to driveway.

Statement of Special Interest

Beech Hill House was destroyed in 1944 by a plane crash; Lindsay Jamieson designed the new house in 1952. The stables, walled garden and summer house which belonged to the original House, still remain. The classical detail and chip carving of the Beech Hill Lodge make reference to the design of Arthur Lodge, Edinburgh, attributed to Thomas

Hamilton. The Beech Hill property belonged at this date to the Dalhousie family, for whom William Burn made alterations to Dalhousie Castle, Dalkeith, circa 1825.



SRO Plan and section of Beech Hill Lodge,RHP 35209,late 19th century.1854 OS Map.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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