Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

OXENFOORD POLICIES, SOUTH LODGE INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, GATES AND GATEPIERSLB6638

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/09/1994
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Cranston
NGR
NT 38921 64719
Coordinates
338921, 664719

Description

Probably William Burn, circa 1840. Single storey, gabled, Picturesque T-plan lodge with Tudor details; porch in re-entrant angle. Stugged sandstone ashlar; chamfered arrises; tall, moulded, polygonal and corniced stacks.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: basket-arched doorway in gabled stone porch in re-entrant angle, narrow window to left return, adjoining main house to right return; main house: recessed bay to left with curved outshot chimney with sawtooth coping rising into pedestalled wallhead stack, blank shield motif on panelled pedestal and 2 individually moulded stacks; broad gabled bay to right of porch with corniced canted window and blocking course.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: catslide projection in re-entrant angle to right; blank gable to left with window to right return, later lean-to to left return.

S ELEVATION: gabled end with projecting tripartite window to ground floor, corbelled wallhead above with blind arrowslit detail.

N ELEVATION: later single storey harled lean-to addition concealing original elevation, modern timber door to right return.

2-pane and 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to most, fixed diamond quarry panes to side. Gabled grey slate roof with zinc ridging and decorative timber barge boarding to each gable. Concealed painted cast-iron rainwater goods. Further pair of fluted stacks, one barley sugar, bridge linked on pedestal to centre of roof. Felted flat roof on rear extension with harled stack.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATES AND GATEPIERS: stugged ashlar wall to S with corniced coping. 3 polygonal, ashlar gatepiers to drive and pedestrian gate with studded neck detail and corniced caps bearing armorial shield facetted blocks. Decorative 2 cast-iron gates to drive, single pedestrian gate. Semi-circular-coped rubble walls to W and N with squat, corniced ashlar pier at junction.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of an A-group with Oxenfoord Castle, Middle Lodge, North Lodge, etc. Situated about a mile from the North Lodge, the South Lodge was described by the Rev. John Dickson as a "beautiful little residence" in the early 20th century. Unlike the other lodges, whose designs resemble parts of the castle, this design takes its inspiration from Elizabethan architecture and is stylistically linked to Cranstoun Riddel, the former residence of Lord Stair's factor. The most outstanding features of the lodge are its ornate chimneys. As William Burn was working on the estate from 1840 and the style of the lodge echoes others by him, the attribution to Burn is likely. The North Lodge and Middle Lodge are listed separately.

References

Bibliography

Rev John Dickson, CRANSTOUN: A PARISH HISTORY (1907) p134.

About Listed Buildings

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