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Barbachlaw Farmhouse with Garden Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Inveresk, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9351 / 55°56'6"N

Longitude: -3.0209 / 3°1'15"W

OS Eastings: 336320

OS Northings: 671807

OS Grid: NT363718

Mapcode National: GBR 2G.Z585

Mapcode Global: WH7V0.K2PX

Entry Name: Barbachlaw Farmhouse with Garden Walls

Listing Date: 27 November 1990

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343372

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10865

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inveresk

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Inveresk

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century, 2-storey and basement, 3-bay
farmhouse. Coursed and tooled, large blocks of grey
sandstone ashlar to E elevation, band course and cavetto
cornice; rubble sides and rear; ashlar dressings
throughout.
E ELEVATION: stone steps oversailing basement recess to
door at centre, currently bricked below and with
regrettable modern porch; position of original deep-set
door evident above, with fanlight; 1st floor window.
Basement windows in outer bays and to each floor above.
N AND S ELEVATIONS: ground floor window to left of N
elevation, and windows to ground and 1st floors of S
elevation at centre; blocked round-headed attic
windows at apex to both elevations, and former gutter
recesses retained.
Regular fenestration at rear.
12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Borad end stacks; ashlar coped skews. Modern titles.
GARDEN WALLS: substantial rubble garden walls to W,
harl-pointed, almost certainly pre-dating present
farmhouse.

Statement of Interest

The farmhouse is listed C(S) for its classical details,

prominent position and the reversible nature of

the unfortunate porch and modern roofing material.

Barbachlaw Steading lies to N, dignified by pedimented

bays closing N and S ranges to E, and the segmental

lintels to openings; it is not included in current

listings as it lacks sufficient cohesive merit as a

steading or individual importance in any component. The

Battle of Pinkie was fought on the fields to SW of

Barbachlaw in 1547.

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