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Gifford, High Street, Beechwood with Retaining Walls and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9014 / 55°54'5"N

Longitude: -2.7443 / 2°44'39"W

OS Eastings: 353559

OS Northings: 667836

OS Grid: NT535678

Mapcode National: GBR 9086.NC

Mapcode Global: WH7V4.TXCS

Entry Name: Gifford, High Street, Beechwood with Retaining Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348071

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14656

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Yester

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Yester

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Early 18th century with many later alterations. Long 2-storey

house (originally 2) in terraced pair with Ystrad House.

Harled and painted rubble with red sandstone ashlar dressings,

chamfered arrises.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical. Piend-roofed full-height stairwell

added at early date, projecting off-centre to right with

small stair window and ball finials at angles; decorative

pheasant weathervane; low door by re-entrant angle on S return.

Windows flanking stairwell to left by re-entrant angle, with

further window blocked from former door at ground to left;

windows to both floors in outer bays. 12-pane glazing pattern, predominantly in sash and case windows. Coped stone end

stack and wallhead stack at rear. Ashlar coped skews. Grey

slates to pitched roof.

RETAINING WALLS AND PIERS: rubble coped rubble garden walls

to S, adjoined to house, with quadrants and pyramidally

coped rubble piers. Rigg wall to E.

Statement of Interest

Allegedly built to serve as factor's/yeoman's houses for the

Yester estate, and contemporary with James Smith's work on

the mansion. Windows have been enlarged and stacks renewed.

Ystrad House to N reflects more closely the probable original

form of the semi-detached pair, each with 2 doorways.

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