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Bower House (Bourhouse) Lodge with Gatepiers and Parapet

A Category B Listed Building in Spott, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9836 / 55°59'0"N

Longitude: -2.5344 / 2°32'3"W

OS Eastings: 366756

OS Northings: 676861

OS Grid: NT667768

Mapcode National: GBR ND3W.TZX

Mapcode Global: WH8W0.1VFS

Entry Name: Bower House (Bourhouse) Lodge with Gatepiers and Parapet

Listing Date: 17 May 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348195

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14758

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Spott

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Spott

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Circa 1840. Single storey gabled gate lodge, with later

extensions. Red Bourhouse ashlar sandstone, partly harled, with

base and string courses, raised margins with chamfered arrises.

Blank square panels in gableheads.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 gabled bays. Doorway at centre,

panelled door under canopied gable. Canted window to right

splayed to square at gablehead. Stone mullioned bipartite to

outer left bay.

N ELEVATION: canted bay detailed as above.

S ELEVATION: sympathetic gabled extension.

Various additions to W.

Plate glass sash and case windows, some horizontal pane. Large

grey slates; polygonal ashlar stacks with moulded coping.

Decorative timber barge boards with pendants and wrought-iron

finials, some missing.

PIERS AND PARAPETS: polygonal ashlar gatepiers with pyramid

caps; coped ashlar parapets with 'Chinese' timber fences. Rubble boundary walls to policies of main house, adjoined at NW angle.

Statement of Interest

Possibly by David Bryce, who designed the house in

1835, however, very much in pattern book style. Much-altered, and consequently listed category C(S). The Standards, listed

separately, was the W lodge.

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