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Latitude: 55.9021 / 55°54'7"N
Longitude: -2.7498 / 2°44'59"W
OS Eastings: 353218
OS Northings: 667921
OS Grid: NT532679
Mapcode National: GBR 9076.H3
Mapcode Global: WH7V4.QXS7
Entry Name: Gifford, Holynbank
Listing Date: 1 June 1990
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 348092
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14674
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Civil Parish: Yester
Locality: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
Late 18th century, probably doubled in size to W, circa 1825.
2-storey classically detailed mansion with single storey
wings. Rubble red sandstone with ashlar dressings and mid 19th
century canted windows, and pink harling to wings and in
part to side elevations. Eaves cornice and blocking course.
E ELEVATION: 3 2-storey bays with centre bay advanced and
pedimented with blind oculus, moulded door surround, rounded
at corners, with hoodmould above and blank, diamond flanked
shield in frieze; decorative fanlight. Canted parapet windows
flanking at ground intercepting centre bay; single window
to each bay at 1st floor. Piend roofs to single bay slightly
recessed wings; left wing with stone mullioned bipartite,
right wing with garage door inserted.
S ELEVATION: with 2 wings, 1 modern and flat-roofed. Tall
margin-glazed stair window margined windows.
W ELEVATION: 3-bay. Asymmetrical windows. Service door in
slightly recessed piend-roofed wing to left. 12-pane glazing
pattern to sash and case windows, end stacks rendered and
lined partly repaired in brick. Some original cans retained.
Grey slates to piend roofs.
PIERS AND GARDEN WALLS: grey ashlar gatepiers of cross-plan to
S, each with simple entablature and cavetto cornice below
pyramidal cap. Ashlar coped rubble and rubble garden walls to
W, adjoined to outbuildings and with terrace wall to ground
Known as Holynbank until recently, when it reverted to
its original name, Forbes Lodge. Form of E elevation
echoes the earlier design at Gifford Vale, listed
separately, but with canted bays in addition.
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