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Latitude: 55.9436 / 55°56'37"N
Longitude: -2.6566 / 2°39'23"W
OS Eastings: 359085
OS Northings: 672481
OS Grid: NT590724
Mapcode National: GBR 2X.YH33
Mapcode Global: WH8W4.5V6X
Entry Name: Papple Steading, West and North Ranges and Stalk
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351465
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17515
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton
Traditional County: East Lothian
Mid 19th century. Entrance range to W in Germanic style
centrepiece and later stalk and engine house adjoined to
N range. Squared, snecked and stugged rubble and
ashlar dressings to W range, larger masonry to later
additions at N. Chamfered arrises to openings. Gablet
skews to principal openings and corbelled skewputts.
Grey slates, corrugated asbestos to N projections.
W (MAIN) RANGE: 7 symmetrical bays; advanced gabled
entrance bay at centre with set-offs, hoodmoulded
round-arched opening to pend, with keystone and
corbelled dovecot above; pointed-arch opening to dovecot
and stone piend roof. Pyramid spire intersected by
gables of each elevation; decorative weathervane. 2-bays
flanking each side with hayloft windows breaking eaves in
gabled dormerheads. Advanced gabled outer bays with
windows at ground and hayloft window in gablehead; each
return with gabled hayloft door. Louvred, piend-roofed
ventilators set between hayloft dormerheads to W, with
fish-scale Piend roofs, lead flashings and finials.
N RANGE AND STALK: high gabled wing projecting off-centre
to right with gabled engine house set in re-entrant to
left, and with further gabled projecting on E return with
machinery doors. Tall stone pedestal to circular section
yellow brick stack with moulded neck. Cast-iron columns
to cartshed to left of N range.
Formerly known as Popplehal or Popilhall, by site of former
nunnery. Impressive frontage is outstanding among
Improvement steadings in East Lothian and in its setting.
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