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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 348071
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14656
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
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,
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.
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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