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Linplum House

A Category B Listed Building in Haddington, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9248 / 55°55'29"N

Longitude: -2.7142 / 2°42'50"W

OS Eastings: 355470

OS Northings: 670417

OS Grid: NT554704

Mapcode National: GBR 2V.ZN6C

Mapcode Global: WH7V5.8BSV

Plus Code: 9C7VW7FP+W8

Entry Name: Linplum House

Listing Name: Linplum (Limplum) House

Listing Date: 2 May 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339202

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7344

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

Shiells and Thomson, dated 1882. 2-storey Baronial house.

Squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; 1st

floor. Cornice-like gutter at eaves.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 stage off-set rounded tower at

centre, with round arched door and flanking lights, each with roll-moulded arrises; doorway set in advanced, gabled porch

with ornate foliage to composite capitals and to gable

heraldic shield with inscription above left light. 3 tall

1st floor windows and smaller window in top stage, breaking

eaves, with semi-circular pedimented dormerhead; initialled

panel to left of upper window, with entwined REB. Gabled bay

flanking tower to right with rounded angle to left and

bipartite windows at both floors; gablehead bearing

acorn-carved panel; further heraldic panel at ground to left

of window.

Round 2-stage angle tower at right, with 3 tall windows to

each floor. Slightly lower and slightly recessed bays to left

of centre tower, with canted window at ground and 2, 1st

floor windows with ornately carved pediments. Square

corbelled, angle turret to outer left angle.

W ELEVATION: full-height canted window off-centre to left,

corbelled to gablehead with carved panel. Slightly recessed

bay to right of centre with 2 tall ground floor windows and

1, 1st floor window with Venetian style pediment. Slightly

advanced gabled outer bay to right, with full-height canted,

piend roofed window.

S ELEVATION: simpler but with details from N and W. Single

storey single bay of service building to outer right.

E ELEVATION: shallow service court formed by advanced outer

bays with lower eaves; 2 corbelled angle turrets to

right-hand advanced bays.

Plate glass glazing to sash and case windows. Slate roofs,

with fish-scales to conical tower roofs; lead finials to

towers and turrets. Decorative weathervane to entrance tower.

Thistle and other decorative stone finials to window

pediments and crowstepped gables.

INTERIOR: fine original work retained; decorative geometric

tiling to hall and simple Jacobean stair. Ornate plaster

cornices and Jacobean ceilings. Dark marble chimneypieces.

Statement of Interest

Later essay in Baronial style adorned with stone carving.

Apparently commissioned by an eminent tree expert, who

planted the area with a thoughtful variety of specimens.

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