Listed Building

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4 WESTGATE, POST OFFICE WITH GATEWAYLB38787

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/05/1988
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Burgh
North Berwick
NGR
NT 55085 85285
Coordinates
355085, 685285

Description

HM Office of Works,1906. 2-storey, 5-bay Edwardian, Baronial building designed as post office. Cream ashlar sandstone frontage, squared rubble at sides and red rubble at rear.

S ELEVATION: raised base course, central bay framed by pilaster strip. Central door with moulded surround and triple keystone, linking with 1st floor carved panel. 1st floor window at centre recessed, flanked by columns with carved capitals; moulded keystone with carved cartouche and swagging above in arched recess breaking entablature. Flanking windows at ground with triple keystones and simple cornices above, on convex corbels. Doorway in outer bay to right. Small-pane fanlights and panelled doors. Architraved, 1st floor windows. Lintel course at 1st floor. Deep entablature with substantial cornice, and with segmental arch over central bay. Blocking course above. Cast-iron post box in wall panel of outer W bay below window cill.

GATEWAY: at side in ashlar surround to E.

Sizeable ground floor extensions at rear. 12-pane glazing pattern. Plain raised skews with coped ashlar gable head stacks. Slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Similar style as 35-37 Westgate (listed separately).

References

Bibliography

C McWilliam LOTHIAN 1978 p 366.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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