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Latitude: 55.9963 / 55°59'46"N
Longitude: -2.5549 / 2°33'17"W
OS Eastings: 365483
OS Northings: 678292
OS Grid: NT654782
Mapcode National: GBR ND1V.XZN
Mapcode Global: WH8VZ.QJKZ
Plus Code: 9C7VXCWW+G2
Entry Name: Bielside, West Barns, Dunbar
Listing Name: West Barns, Bielside House with Former Windmill
Listing Date: 19 December 1983
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332088
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1478
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton
Traditional County: East Lothian
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Robert Rowand Anderson, 1866, sizeable extension
consisting 2-storey villa with 4-stage Italianate tower
adjoined to S of earlier 19th century house and 17th
century windmill, converted for domestic use. Roughly
coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, channelled quoins
and raised base eaves and band courses.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5-bay, symmetrical. 3 narrower
central bays recessed with balustraded loggia bridging
between advanced outer bays; Ionic columns and ball-
finialled dies. Outer bays with tripartites at ground,
bipartites at 1st floor.
E ELEVATION WITH TOWER: 4-stage tower at centre of
asymmetrical elevation, with triple arcaded lights in
top storey, bracketted cornice and shallow pyramidal
roof; weathervane. Wide full-height canted bay to outer
left bay with 5-lights. 3-storey canted bay immediately
to right of tower, linked to earlier harled brick and
W ELEVATION: decorative gabled conservatory to left of
1866 S wing.
Plate glass glazing pattern to sash and case windows
with some 4-pane; bracketted cills to main windows.
Shallow pitch, slated piend roof; bracketted moulded
coping to ashlar stacks. Decorative gutter heads
INTERIOR: fine decoration retained, including stone
caryatid chimneypieces, ornate alabaster chimneypiece
with unusual tiles to cheeks, and angle chimneypiece to
Hall. Timber dog-leg stair. Gilded surrounds to pier
glasses; fine painted, Renaissance style wall decoration.
WINDMILL: red rubble sandstone, formerly harled, former
grain mill in funnel form. Stone stair spiralling up to
S to doorway in passage linking with earlier house.
Irregular windows and pigeon flight opening with cill at
wallhead. Leaded coping.
Italianate style employed in heavy manner by Anderson,
after revival by Cubitt and Osborne House, Isle of
Wight. 2 lodges and former stables; S lodge listed
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