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Latitude: 55.9637 / 55°57'49"N
Longitude: -2.9332 / 2°55'59"W
OS Eastings: 341839
OS Northings: 674918
OS Grid: NT418749
Mapcode National: GBR 2L.X6Z2
Mapcode Global: WH7TV.XCDG
Entry Name: Seton Gardens with Retaining Walls and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 30 March 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353340
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19079
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Preston, Seton and Gosford
Traditional County: East Lothian
Later 19th century. Single storey L-plan cottage sited on roadside at head of walled garden (former orchard). Red sandstone, coursed to S elevation, rubble sides and rear stugged ashlar dressings.
S ELEVATION: 3-bay. Hoodmoulded door at centre, flanked by windows; small-pane fanlight. Blank gabled return elevations.
Rear wing comprised of 1 bay with window (by re-entrant angle) and roof regrettably raised to mansard attic, and lower piend roofed outbuilding to N, with doorway, and later openings inserted.
Plate glass and 4-pane glazing patterns to sash and case windows. Grey slates. Crowstepped gables with beak skewputts. Paired, rendered and lined diamond end stacks. Skylights.
RETAINING WALLS, GATEPIERS: rubble retaining walls gablet-coped, continuous with those of Seton policies to E and W, and enclosing walled garden at N, to S of Seton House. Low, semi-circular coped wall retaining small front garden by roadside. Tall square ashlar gatepiers flanking cottage to right.
Shown at the entrance to a walled orchard in the 1853 OS map, echoing the orchard to N of Seton House. Currently serving as market garden. listed despite its simple form and alterations as part of the Seton complex, prominently positioned, and reversible nature of later alterations.
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