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Carberry House

A Category B Listed Building in Inveresk, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9185 / 55°55'6"N

Longitude: -3.0148 / 3°0'53"W

OS Eastings: 336671

OS Northings: 669951

OS Grid: NT366699

Mapcode National: GBR 70D0.37

Mapcode Global: WH7V0.NHKP

Entry Name: Carberry House

Listing Date: 27 November 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343374

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10867

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inveresk

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Inveresk

Traditional County: Midlothian

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1909. 2-storey, H-plan house, with single storey porches
filling re-entrant angles, and with Tudor details.
Harled with cream sandstone ashlar dressings. Applied
timber-framing to jettied gableheads; principal
gableheads canopied on swept cavetto corbel courses.
Stone mullions.
S ELEVATION: lean-to porch in centre recess, comprised
of original section to right with bipartite window, and
modern in-fill to left of timber boarding, doorway and
window. 2 windows to 1st storey behind, under gabled
dormerhead. 2-storey gabled bays advanced to outer
right with rectangular, 6-light, piend-roofed window
projecting at ground, and 2 bipartites at 1st floor.
Mirrored bays to outer left with tirpartite and single
window at both ground and 1st floors.
N ELEVATION: flat-roofed porch set in re-entrant angle
at centre, with dormerhead to single 1st floor window
above; gabled outer bay to right with window at ground
and doorway at 1st floor with cast-iron forestair; outer
bay to left with doorway and window at ground and 2 1st
floor windows.
E AND W ELEVATIONS: each 3-bay, with canopied, applied
timber-framed gablehead to centre bay. W elevation with
single windows at ground and 1st floor to centre and
outer right bays, and bipartite to outer left. E
elevation with modern addition at ground to outer right,
and 1st floor window above; forestair to 1st floor
doorway at centre, with window below; window to each
floor in outer left bay.
Multi-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
grey-green slates; overhanging eaves with timber
brackets and bargeboarding. Ashlar margined, harled
stacks with original cans retained. Decorative
gutterheads, dated 1910.

Statement of Interest

Apparently built to house the gardeners of the Carberry

estate. Currently serving as home for the elderly. Given

over to Church of Scotland by Lord Elphinstone in 1960s.

Style employed echoes that used frequently for Edwardian

villa designs, particularly by Edinburgh architects. It

is possible by Frederick MacGibbon (the son of David

MacGibbon, Thomas Ross's partner, the latter having

worked at Carberry Tower).

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