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Dirleton Village, Manse Road, Swiss Cottage

A Category B Listed Building in Dirleton, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0458 / 56°2'44"N

Longitude: -2.7821 / 2°46'55"W

OS Eastings: 351374

OS Northings: 683937

OS Grid: NT513839

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.R4WY

Mapcode Global: WH7TK.79FJ

Entry Name: Dirleton Village, Manse Road, Swiss Cottage

Listing Date: 7 December 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331875

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1344

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dirleton

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: North Berwick Coastal

Parish: Dirleton

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Earlier to mid-19th century. 2-storey house with single
storey rear projection. Red squared and snecked rubble
with ashlar dressings, chamfered at openings.
S ELEVATION: forestair with gablet coped, arcaded
balustrade and polygonal, pyramid coped columns at foot.
Bracketted timber porch with decorative pendant barge
boarding and slated roof. Lattice section to E of porch.
Arched slit below on forestair, 4-centred arched floor
under stair to E, with panelled door. Gabled bay
flanking doorway to left with 2 small windows. Blank
outer bay to right. Single storey projection to left with
2 segmentally arched windows breaking eaves in gabled
dormer heads.
N ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to right with raised,
battered stack. Recessed bay to left with lower eaves
level and similar raised stack.
E ELEVATION: tripartite openings at centre of gabled
elevation, shallow canted ashlar oriel on decorative
console supports at 1st floor with overhanging stone
piend roof.
INTERIOR: originally 2 cottages, one above and one below,
now combined.
Variety of glazing patterns, plate glass sash and case to
main windows. Grey slates. Deeply overhanging eaves
with timber brackets to E gable. Diamond stacks to N.
Gablet coping to skews with ball finials to apeces and
consoled skewputts.

Statement of Interest

"Swiss" only through its eaves. Probably an earlier 19th

century cottage added to and altered later. Detail common

to Dirleton in the form of gablet skews, evidence in Old

Manse to N and Castle Inn to S. Similar to design in

London's "COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA ARCHITECTURE", 1842, by

E B Lamb "A Villa in the Swiss Style" p 1195).

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