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Arniston Polices, West Lodge, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Temple, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8224 / 55°49'20"N

Longitude: -3.0874 / 3°5'14"W

OS Eastings: 331969

OS Northings: 659326

OS Grid: NT319593

Mapcode National: GBR 61W3.DP

Mapcode Global: WH6T7.KX1C

Entry Name: Arniston Polices, West Lodge, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 30 September 1991

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353201

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18977

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Temple

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Temple

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier 19th century. Single storey, 3 bay, rectangular plan lodge with later additions and alterations. Droved, coursed sandstone ashlar to SE elevation; random rubble to remainder; polished dressings. Base course; eaves course; pedimented gables. Raised margins; strip quoins.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2 bay. Window in bay to left with chamfered reveals; 2 leaf boarded timber replacement door in bay to right.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical. 2 pane window off centre to left. Gatepiers to outer left and boundary walls to outer right (see below).

SW ELEVATION: obscured by late 20th century addition (see below).

SE ELEVATION: symmetrical; 3 bay. Window to each bay set in segmental arched recess with voussoirs; blind window to centre. Coped, coursed, droved wall to left. Late 20th century single storey and basement addition to outer left; broached cement facing; slate roof; irregular fenestration to NW elevation; doorway off centre to right of right return reached by five steps. Remainder not seen 1998.

Predominantly 2 pane timber replacement casement windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge; ashlar coped skews. Polished ashlar ridge stack with paired octagonal coped flues and circular cans; coped gablehead stack with circular can to SW. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: coursed, polished ashlar gateway to NE of house; corniced with stepped concave pyramidal caps (ball finials missing); flanked by 2 coped pedestrian gateways, that to E infilled. Boarded timber replacement gates. Rubble boundary walls to NE and SW of house with rubble coping.

Statement of Interest

Contemporary with the East and South Lodges, Borthwick Parish (see separate listings); similar in style to both.

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