Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

GILMERTON, THE DRUM, STEADING, INCLUDING COTTAGES, DOVECOT, SCREEN WALLS AND GAMEKEEPER'S COTTAGELB28136

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/07/1966
Last Date Amended
15/04/1996
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 30121 68708
Coordinates
330121, 668708

Description

Early 19th century group of farmbuildings to SE of Stables.

SW RANGE comprising: COTTAGE: single storey, random rubble with ashlar dressings. Timber boarded door to NE elevation with 3-pane letterbox fanlight over, bipartite flanking at right, single window to left. SW ELEVATION: door as above, windows flanking. Timber sash and case windows with small-pane glazing pattern. Red pantiles, ashlar coped skews, ashlar coped stacks with simple cornice. Brick lean to addition to NE gable adjoining: DOVECOT: 2-stage lectern dovecot, rubble with ashlar dressings; entrance to SW; lean-to greenhouse at ground floor, door above to centre flanked by 2 small openings; catslide roof broken by row of flight holes, grey slates, ashlar coped skews. Lower, lean-to 1-bay range to left, linked to and now part of adjoining cottages to NW.

Single storey, 3-bay harled range to right, probably originally

1 cottage with glazed door to right, 2-bay rubble range adjoining to left with square windows. Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern, grey slates, ashlar coped skews, brick ridge stack.

RANGE at right angles to NW: ashlar coped, rubble screen wall to stable court with some openings, now overgrown, adjoining GAMEKEEPER?S COTTAGE: to NE; single storey cottage with 3 widely spaced-bays, entrance from SE, harled at front, ruibble sides and rear. Door to centre, windows flanking, 2 small piended dormers to attic. 1 window at ground floor to rear. Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern. Grey slates, ashlar coped skews, 1 coped ashlar end stack, other renewed and rendered, brick wall-head stack at rear.

Additional range of rubble SCREEN WALLS to animal pens to SE; 2 central doorways flanked by 2 cruciform arrow slit openings to right, one simple arrow slit to left.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed as part of the Drum Estate. The Stables to the NW and the Mercat Cross sited near the Stables are listed separately, but all form part of the Home Farm group. All form part of the Category A group of The Drum Estate, comprising The Drum, East Lodges (in Newton Parish Midothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Stables, Walled Garden, West Lodge, Drumbank and North Gatepiers, listed separately.

References

Bibliography

OS Map 1st edition 1855.

About Listed Buildings

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