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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
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
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
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.
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.