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Gifford, Gifford Bank and Gate Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Yester, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9009 / 55°54'3"N

Longitude: -2.7518 / 2°45'6"W

OS Eastings: 353086

OS Northings: 667787

OS Grid: NT530677

Mapcode National: GBR 9076.1J

Mapcode Global: WH7V4.PYS5

Entry Name: Gifford, Gifford Bank and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348093

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14675

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Yester

County: East Lothian

Unitary Authority Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Yester

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical mansion with
single storey wings. Squared and snecked pink sandstone with
regrettably heavy pointing and paler dressings to S elevation;
rubble sides and rear. Base, 1st floor cill and blocking
courses to S elevation and moulded cornice, to all bays;
tablests above centre bay and wings.
S ELEVATION: slightly advanced bay at centre with broad,
pilasters and corniced doorcase; carved capitals and paterae;
tripartite doorway with segmentally arched fanlight; 1st floor
window above. Slightly recessed segmentally arched panels on
flanking bays, with tripartite windows, ashlar mullions;
1st floor windows. Similarly detailed tripartite windows
in outer, slightly recessed wings.
N ELEVATION: low, piend-roofed service block adjoined to E
wing at rear, with further single storey outbuilding at N end.
Slightly later piend-roofed stairblock addition to centre
of 2-storey bays. Small-pane glazing patterns in sash and
case windows. End stacks; original cans. Purple slates to
piend roofs.
GATEPIERS: corniced pink ashlar gatepiers to S, with pyramidal
caps.

Statement of Interest

Gifford Bank resembles the design by James Burn of the

Bank of Scotland, Court Street, Haddington, 1802-3, and

that of Stottencleugh, Oldhamstocks. Walled garden

and gardener's cottage lie to E of Gifford Bank, not

included in current listings.

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