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WEMYSS CASTLE POLICIES, EAST LODGE WITH BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATESLB19128

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
10/09/1979
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Wemyss
NGR
NT 33231 96328
Coordinates
333231, 696328

Description

Reworked by Sir Robert Lorimer late 19th century, incorporating earlier fabric. 2-storey with 1st floor breaking eaves, 4-bay, L-plan lodge house with crowstepped gables and dormerheads. Harled with moulded sandstone margins. Base course and moulded dividing course.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber door in bay to right of centre at ground with window to outer right and 2 windows to left, 4 windows above, each braking eaves into dormerhead. All openings small.

Small-pane, timber casement windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hopper.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: red sandstone quadrant walls with base course and moulded ashlar cope. Square section, banded (alternating pulvinated and flat) gatepiers (see Notes) with moulded cornice and flat cope giving way to heraldic carved stone swans. Cross-banded timber gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Property of Wemyss Estate Trustees. Drawings by Lorimer for 'The New East Entrance' were not carried out, but the gatepiers with heraldic swans are those depicted. Outer piers with seated lion finials are illustrated in Buxbaum, presumably still extant beneath overgrown vegetation.

References

Bibliography

NMRS, Ref FID/175/7. T Buxbaum SCOTTISH GARDEN BUILDINGS: FROM FOOD TO FOLLY (1989), p76. Information courtesy of Mr Charles Tod.

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