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Latitude: 56.0437 / 56°2'37"N
Longitude: -2.7849 / 2°47'5"W
OS Eastings: 351198
OS Northings: 683703
OS Grid: NT511837
Mapcode National: GBR 2R.RB7W
Mapcode Global: WH7TK.6C35
Plus Code: 9C8V26V8+F2
Entry Name: Dirleton Public School, Chapel Hill, Dirleton
Listing Name: Dirleton Village, Main Road, Dirleton Village School, with Boundary Walls and Gateway
Listing Date: 7 December 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332117
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1499
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: North Berwick Coastal
Traditional County: East Lothian
Tagged with: School building
John Alexander Carfrae, 1912. Single storey, U-plan
school with later addition. Squared and snecked
Rattlebag masonry. Dressed and plain ashlar dressings.
N ELEVATION: almost symmetrical. Advanced splayed bay at
centre with coped "colonial" gable absorbing stack to
right. Semi-circular, arched large window at centre with
raised keystone and Gibbsian surround. Single window to
left splay. Doors in re-entrant angles with roll-moulded
architraves, waved at lintels. Recessed end bays with
single window breaking eaves in cartouched "colonial"
gable to right.
Modern flat-roofed infill at rear. Gable later wings. 3 large
windows to right gable with semi-circular panel
above taller centre window billet architrave 2 high
windows to left gable with carved quatrefoil, '1912' panel
in gable head.
E ELEVATION: simply detailed.
W ELEVATION: 3 bays to right with centre window breaking
eaves in cartouched 'colonial' gable. Gabled bays to left
with 2 paired windows and stack to right skew.
Multi-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Slated roof. Leaded apron to domed circular bellcote with
fine finial to S of centre ridge.
WALLS AND GATEWAY: rubble boundary wall coped to N
front with quadrant walls, wrought-iron railings. Square
ashlar gate piers with moulded panels to N and moulded
coping. Decorative wrought-iron gates.
Carfrae was a popular school architect (see Newton and Knox
Academy in Haddington). Formerly housed public school, now
primary. Arts and Crafts touches to use of materials,
including 3 ashlar courses closing gable heads. Ironwork
almost certainly by Thomas Hadden.
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