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West Barns House, West Barns, Dunbar

A Category B Listed Building in Dunbar, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9944 / 55°59'39"N

Longitude: -2.5567 / 2°33'24"W

OS Eastings: 365371

OS Northings: 678073

OS Grid: NT653780

Mapcode National: GBR ND1W.3GX

Mapcode Global: WH8VZ.PLQH

Plus Code: 9C7VXCVV+P8

Entry Name: West Barns House, West Barns, Dunbar

Listing Name: West Barns House with Gatepiers, Railings, and Retaining Walls

Listing Date: 17 May 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332091

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1480

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunbar

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Dunbar

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical house.
L-plan. Droved grey ashlar to W and N elevations with
raised base and 1st floor cill course, rusticated quoins
and moulded cornice. Harled rear and S gable.
W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: Ionic doorpiece with cornice and
stone steps. Panelled door with decorative fanlight.
Tall windows flanking at ground floor with smaller 1st
floor windows to each bay. Piend roofed dormer at
E ELEVATION: stair window at centre, flanked to left by
ground and 1st floor windows, and to right by later
19th century addition, advanced and with piend roof.
N GABLE: wide gable with 2 widely spaced windows, with
bipartite above to left and smaller window to right.
Central gable head window.
S GABLE: 2 widely grouped windows to each floor, with
central gable head window, as above. Modern green
house addition to left.
12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows, 9-pane
to 1st floor windows. Grey slates, polygonal, coped
gable head stacks to N elevation; harled gable head
stack to S and battered wallhead stack to E addition.
INTERIOR: tripartite vestibule screen with fanlight.
Winding stair.
GATEPIERS AND WALLS: polygonal ashlar gatepiers to N
with moulded coping adjoined to rubble walls. Pedestrian
gate to E of piers and blinded pointed arched opening to
E again. Arrowhead, cast-iron railings with gateway to W
of house by Biel Water.

Statement of Interest

Ashlar restricted to front elevation and that visible

from drive. Similarities with Summerfield, Dunbar.

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