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Latitude: 55.9601 / 55°57'36"N
Longitude: -2.7531 / 2°45'11"W
OS Eastings: 353081
OS Northings: 674378
OS Grid: NT530743
Mapcode National: GBR 2S.XKFV
Mapcode Global: WH7TY.PG67
Entry Name: Amisfield Park Temple
Listing Date: 5 December 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 343318
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10826
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
Probably Isaac Ware. Mid 18th century temple folly in Tetrastyle Roman Doric. 4 columns with rock-faced banding and eroded Rococco ornament on pediment. Conglomerate ashlar to main body of building, irregularly alternating red and yellow sandstones to entablature. 2 arched window openings to each side elevation, forward blind, with alternating rock-faced rustication and grotesque headed keystones. Rear elevation plain with 2 window openings, cellar entrance below. Internal arches of doorway and windows to rear of portico fallen. Plain fireplace and flue to rear wall. Roofless, in poor condition.
May originally have been an idiosyncratic Summer House. The use of 3 different building stones may suggest that this building is a composite one, although the mixture of the 2 sandstones can be seen elsewhere around Amisfield. See also notes for separate listing of Amisfield Park Stables.
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