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Blairquhan Estate, Milton Lodge with Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Straiton, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3148 / 55°18'53"N

Longitude: -4.5639 / 4°33'50"W

OS Eastings: 237387

OS Northings: 605299

OS Grid: NS373052

Mapcode National: GBR 4C.7CFG

Mapcode Global: WH3RM.VNWY

Entry Name: Blairquhan Estate, Milton Lodge with Gatepiers

Listing Date: 22 October 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353389

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19100

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Straiton

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton

Parish: Straiton

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century, extended 1930s and later. Single storey and basement, 2-bay, roughly L-plan picturesque gate lodge with Tudor detailing, Italianate roof with deep overhanging eaves creating the effect of a broken pediment, 2-bay extension to SE and ground falling away to 2-storey rear with central 20th century single-bay extension and forestair. Squared, coursed, tooled sandstone to front, random rubble to rear, harled masonry to SE and rear extensions, with polished ashlar dressings throughout. Base course. Hoodmoulds above stone-mullioned windows with chamfered margins to principal elevations.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: timber-boarded Tudor-arched front door in chamfered surround to advanced entrance bay with capped, corniced tall octagonal pier to left of door and single light to side elevation; large, projecting canted window to right of door; 2-bay extension to far right with one single and one bipartite mullioned window and raised quoins and dressings. Timber-boarded door to basement at rear.

2-pane glazing in timber casement windows. Coupled, diagonally-set square sandstone ashlar stacks with string courses and clay cans. Graded grey slate roof.

GATEPIERS: 2 capped, corniced octagonal sandstone ashlar gatepiers. Decorative cast-iron railing joining N pier to gate lodge.

Statement of Interest

A good earlier 19th century gate lodge, situated at the entrance to the Blairquhan estate from Milton, and forming an integral part of the designed landscape of the estate. Originally called Near Lodge, it was extended in the 1930s by Sir James Hunter Blair.

Blairquhan (listed separately) was rebuilt by William Burn in 1821-4 for David Hunter Blair and Burn also designed the Old Bridge of Blairquhan (listed separately), adjacent to Milton Lodge, and some other estate buildings; he may have been responsible for this lodge and Blairquhan and Girvan Lodges (both listed separately), which are very similar.

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