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Ormiston Hall, Belsis Cottage and Walled Garden

A Category B Listed Building in Ormiston, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9011 / 55°54'3"N

Longitude: -2.9391 / 2°56'20"W

OS Eastings: 341379

OS Northings: 667950

OS Grid: NT413679

Mapcode National: GBR 70X6.HG

Mapcode Global: WH7V1.TYM1

Entry Name: Ormiston Hall, Belsis Cottage and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353315

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19062

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ormiston

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Later 19th century. 2-storey gardener's house and walled garden.

BELSIS COTTAGE: coursed cream sandstone with regrettable modern raised pointing and concrete repairs to ashlar margins; cavetto cornice. 3 bays of main elevation grouped towards centre; wide doorway with 2-leaf doors; windows in flanking bays and to each floor above. Rear elevation incorporated in garden wall. Single storey piend roofed addition at ground to outer side with 1st floor window above.

12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows; grey slates to piend roof; centre stack, renderd and lined.

WALLED GARDEN: high rubble cream sandstone walls with ashlar coping, surrounding large garden on ground falling to S, and adjoined to gardener's cottage at SE corner; further garden formed by inner walls at SE corner, incorporating side elevation of gardener's cottage. Coped, sett-off buttresses evenly spaced along N wall. Segmentally arched wide entrances with ashlar surrounds and corniced pilasters. Pointed arch pedestrian entrance (currently blocked), with rubble surround and depressed arch niche above, containing carved thistle.

Statement of Interest

Modern house now sited within walled garden. Allegedly the mother of the great missionary, Robert Moffat, was born in Belsis Cottage, which is so named because of the Belsis Burn, flowing nearby.

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