Listed Building

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HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY, RICCARTON ESTATE, SOUTH STRIP, GATEPIERSLB27376

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/01/1971
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 17721 68815
Coordinates
317721, 668815

Description

17th century. 2 sandstone gatepiers with vermiculated cyclopean rustication; corniced; stop-chamfered reveals. Gate-hinges on right pier. Modern wall built between 2 gatepiers.

Statement of Special Interest

The gatepiers are located in the wall that bounds the S strip plantation. The gatepiers are the original piers for Riccarton House, demolished in the 1950s and the seat of the Gibson-Craigs. Riccarton N lodge, Riccarton gardener's house, walled garden and ice-house are listed separately.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS Inventory 65, (1929) p55.

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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

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