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Broxmouth Park, Observatory (Also Known As Sloe Bigging Lookout Tower)

A Category C Listed Building in Dunbar, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.993 / 55°59'34"N

Longitude: -2.4823 / 2°28'56"W

OS Eastings: 370010

OS Northings: 677881

OS Grid: NT700778

Mapcode National: GBR ND7W.7HK

Mapcode Global: WH8W0.VM4L

Entry Name: Broxmouth Park, Observatory (Also Known As Sloe Bigging Lookout Tower)

Listing Date: 20 October 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332082

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1472

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunbar

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Dunbar

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Circa 1850. Single storey octagonal room with adjoining
2-storey tower. Squared and snecked sandstone rubble
and ashlar dressings. Raised base courses, chamfered
arrises to openings. Moulded cornice to corbelled,
crenellated parapets. Doorway at base of tower
approached by straight flight of steps. Windows on all
elevations.

Statement of Interest

Built for Duke of Roxburgh, overlooking the sea,

currently with golf links below. Possibly by J Anderson

Hamilton who used a similarly severe Baronial at

Balgone. Change of Category B to C(S) 17.5.89.

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