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Whitelaws, Main Street, Garvald

A Category B Listed Building in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9289 / 55°55'44"N

Longitude: -2.6592 / 2°39'32"W

OS Eastings: 358911

OS Northings: 670843

OS Grid: NT589708

Mapcode National: GBR 2X.ZGHW

Mapcode Global: WH8WB.470P

Plus Code: 9C7VW8HR+H8

Entry Name: Whitelaws, Main Street, Garvald

Listing Name: Garvald, Main Street, Whitelaws with Retaining Walls

Listing Date: 2 May 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339196

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7339

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Garvald and Bara

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Garvald And Bara

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Circa 1840. 2-storey, 3-bay house. Stugged, squared and
snecked sandstone with raised, droved ashlar dressings and
eaves course; rubble at rear and sides. Sited prominently on
bend of Main Street.
W ELEVATION: gabled porch advanced at centre, with round
arched doorway, 2-leaf panelled doors and decorative
fanlight; slate roof. Windows flanking and to each bay at 1st
floor.
S ELEVATION: canted bay added at ground at centre, with stone
roof; remaining walls blank.
E ELEVATION: single storey piend roof projection, probably
added shortly after, to centre and right bays, with jarring
window enlargement. Widely spaced 1st floor windows in outer
bays.
N ELEVATION: former service court covered as garage; blank
1st floor bays.
12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Shouldered, ashlar coped wallhead stacks; slated piend roof
with lead flashings.
RETAINING WALLS: ashlar coped rubble parapet wall to W front,
and rubble garden walls.

Statement of Interest

Earlier 20th century, timber summerhouse in garden. Allegedly

built by a Mr Whitelaw, in whose family the house remained

until 1960s, on a lease and hence the name.

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