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Greendykes Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Gladsmuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9538 / 55°57'13"N

Longitude: -2.9033 / 2°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 343695

OS Northings: 673790

OS Grid: NT436737

Mapcode National: GBR 2M.XTZD

Mapcode Global: WH7TW.CMQ2

Entry Name: Greendykes Steading

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346153

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13151

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gladsmuir

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Gladsmuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

George? Swinton. 1832, incorporating 17th century? building. Symmetrical, quadrangular steading; only the SW entrance range and NE inneer range survive unaltered.

SW ENTRANCE RANGE: 2-storey, 10-bay cartshed and granary with central vehicular pend and flanking, advanced end gables. Bull-faced coursed ashlar with contrasting drdoved dressings. Broad central bay, advanced with segmental-arched pend. Dovecot above, triangular panel with flight holes and ledges to gable, armorial panel above. 5 cart arched flanking at ground, 3 windows and hayloft door to outer bays to granaries above. Door and Window to each flanking gable at ground, slit opening to attic. NE INNER RANGE: squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Central segmental arched pend, in advanced gable bay, breaking eaves, with decorative weather vane; ranges composed of doors with strip fanlights, and windows alternate; some modern slappings.

W SIDE: engine house without chimney, subsidiary courtyard. Courtyard now roofed, stone piers and cobbles in situ. Boarded doors and windows to SW range, sash and case windows to inner range. Grey slates, crowstepped gables with finials.

Statement of Interest

Described at length with specification in Loudon (design XXXIV), this model farm steading was planned for David Anderson of St Germains by Mr Swinton, Architect, Haddington and built under his supervision. The quadrangle originally houses stabling for 16 horses and loose boxes, cattle sheds, hen house, engine house with stack, boiler and smithy, accommodation for the bailiff, as well as the cartshed and granary and the open central courts. Loudon commends the design, but is concerned about the prominent, inelegant engine chimney. The 1826 NSA describes a "magnificent set of offices at the farm of Greendykes......more like the offices you might expect to find connected with a Ducal palace than the house of a tenant". Greendykes Farmhouse is listed separately.

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