Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 40055 65927
340055, 665927


Mid 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular lodge with rear and later lean-to additions. Coursed ashlar to front, random rubble to sides and rear. Pink sandstone ashlar rybats and projecting (painted) sills

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: to central bay, (painted) stone base supporting open timber piended porch: open gable end with plain barge boards, crossed joists above arched top entrance; diamond-pattern trellising to each return flanking panelled timber entrance door, window flanking.

E ELEVATION: later wallhead stack to centre of lodge matching stack on rear piend, rest of elevation hidden by vegetation.

W ELEVATION: supporting lower wallhead stack, rest not seen, 2001.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: later lean-to extension hiding original elevation.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to front. Paired piended grey slate roofs with zinc ridging. Wallhead stacks with rectangular bases leading to square or octagonal stacks, projecting architraved neck copes, single can with roll moulded neck detail, rest later plain cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: rubble walls with shaped coping heading S, adjoining heavy square ashlar gatepiers. Pair of gates to vehicular access, single gate to left for pedestrians: painted, wrought-iron with speared tops to lower gate bars. Large pal stone to left of vehicular gate.

Statement of Special Interest

Built on the western approach to Prestonhall House, this lodge is later than the Lion's Gates lodges situated to the south, which were included in the original improvements for the Estate. This lodge appears to service the driveway to the stables and pheasantry, providing a less formal approach for general trade. Behind the lodge is a detached building housing kennels and storage. Situated on the opposite side of the road are Rose Mains and a row of improvement cottages Red Row built at the end of the 19th century for the Prestonhall Estate. The plan is similar to that of the neighbouring estate of Oxenfoord, whose middle lodge is sited opposite the Home Farm and workers cottages.



T Buxbaum, SCOTTISH GARDEN BUILDINGS 'FROM FOOD TO FOLLY' (1989) pp82-91 for information on lodges.

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.

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