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Lugton Walled Gardens, Head Gardener's House

A Category B Listed Building in Dalkeith, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8987 / 55°53'55"N

Longitude: -3.0755 / 3°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 332842

OS Northings: 667807

OS Grid: NT328678

Mapcode National: GBR 60Y7.YB

Mapcode Global: WH6SV.QZNW

Entry Name: Lugton Walled Gardens, Head Gardener's House

Listing Date: 9 March 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332012

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1433

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalkeith

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Dalkeith

Parish: Dalkeith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid-later 19th century. 2-storey, with 1st floor breaking eaves, asymmetrical gabled house with Tudor details. Bull-faced grey ashlar polished dressings. Hoodmoulded openings. Moulded reveals and chamfered cills. Bipartite windows, transomed at ground floor.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVARION: 3-bay. Gabled porch at centre, set in re-entrant angle formed with advanced gabled bay to left; hoodmould stepped over shield inscribed with monogram "BQ"; small single light window to right return. Regularly disposed fenestration at ground and 1st floors, dormerheaded windows at 1st floor in bays to right and centre.

S ELEVATION: 2-bay. Regularly disposed fenestration, dormerheaded windows at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: window at ground and 1st floors in gabled bay to left. 2 single light windows to slightly recessed lower wing to right, gabled to W.

W ELEVATION: boarded door and window at 1st floor in gabled bay to right. Lower wing advanced to left.

Large horizontal-pane glazing pattern in casement windows. Gablet-coped skews and beak skewputts to gableheads and dormerheads. Octagonal grouped ridge stacks. Grey slates. Some original rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Lugton Walled Gardens (formerly to Dalkeith House), Dalkeith Park, Dalkeith House and other estate ancillary buildings (see separate listings). This building is not shown on the OS Map 1852-53 although the style is reminiscent of work 30 years earlier. Lugton Garden House is in the style of William Burn. It was converted to provide educational and office accommodation in 1989. The brick wall of Dalkeith Estate's former walled garden is situated to the E.

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