Listed Building

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MAVISBANK HOUSE, DOOCOTLB7386

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Group Category Details
100000019
Date Added
14/09/1979
Supplementary Information Updated
06/06/2017
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Lasswade
NGR
NT 29392 65742
Coordinates
329392, 665742

Description

1738. Tall, circular doocot. Upper third partially missing; roofless. Random sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings to doorways. String course at two thirds height; oculus with cill course below to SE face; cill course with no opening to NW face opposite; sunken doorway with relieving arch to SW face with full doorway and relieving arch set above.

INTERIOR: rubble walls; no floors or nesting boxes.

Statement of Special Interest

No evidence of nesting boxes remains. The building certainly formed an integral part of the designed landscape around Mavisbank. From the house ran three radial avenues and a canal, the central axis terminated by this circular eye-catcher doocot to the NE of the house. The oculus reflects similar features in the pediment and pavilion wings of the main house and the former Jointure House on Linden Place, Loanhead (see separate list entries). A-group with Mavisbank House, Doocot, Gazebo, Walled Gardens, Ice House, Game Larder and East Lodge (Kevock Road, Lasswade).

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNTS, 1843; appears on 1st edition OS map, 1894;

J Thomas, MIDLOTHIAN RIAS GUIDE (1995) p43; S Cooper, AN INVENTORY OF GARDEN BUILDINGS IN SCOTLAND, VOL 2 (1996).

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Mavisbank Policies

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Related Designations

  1. Mavisbank,(New Saughton Hall),house,doocot,policies & earthworkSM4921

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Removed
  2. MAVISBANK HOUSE, GAME LARDERLB44164

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (B)
    Status
    Designated
  3. MAVISBANK HOUSE, ICE HOUSELB44165

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (B)
    Status
    Designated
  4. MAVISBANKGDL00275

    Designation Type
    Garden & Designed Landscape
    Status
    Designated

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