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Carberry Tower, Main Gate (Lodge and Archway) with Quadrants, Retaining Walls and Gates

A Category B Listed Building in Inveresk, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9104 / 55°54'37"N

Longitude: -3.0109 / 3°0'39"W

OS Eastings: 336906

OS Northings: 669046

OS Grid: NT369690

Mapcode National: GBR 70D3.Y4

Mapcode Global: WH7V0.QPGX

Entry Name: Carberry Tower, Main Gate (Lodge and Archway) with Quadrants, Retaining Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 5 December 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343379

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10871

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inveresk

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Inveresk

Traditional County: Midlothian

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David Bryce, circa 1860. Single storey and attic Scottish 17th century style gate lodge, with single storey wing (extended later) and with Baronial archway. Squared and snecked, stugged sandstone; ashlar dressings.

LODGE: rounded corners to rectangular plan single storey and attic diminutive tower, corbelled to square above; stone porch abutting archway at centre of N elevation, with gabled dormerhead to 1st floor window, breaking eaves above. Ground floor windows in curved corners

flanking. Bowed, stone roofed stair bay adjoined to S of W gabled elevation with narrow windows. Window in gablehead to roadside with semi-circular pediment. Set-off and crowstepped wallhead stack to S elevation, with gabled single storey wing at ground, 1-bay deep with window to E. Flat-roofed extension built against quadrant and retaining wall to S, with windows inserted therein.

Small-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Grey slates. Crowstepped gables with beak skewputts.

GATEWAY: segmental archway with beed and hollow surround, and crenellated parapet holding blank tablet to overthrow at centre. Pedestrian gateway flanking to N and corbelled, crenellated lookout turret to N angle, with water spouts.

QUADRANT AND RETAINING WALLS: ashlar gablet coping to rubble quadrant walls, and rubble coping to retaining walls.

GATES: timber gates with decorative wrought-iron grilles and coping, and cast-iron fittings, to driveway and pedestrian gate.

Statement of Interest

Avenue to the Tower, beyond the Main Gate, is tree-lined. North and South Lodges are listed separately. For further information on Carberry Tower, see listing entry above.

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