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Gate Piers And Lodge, East Entrance, Wemyss Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1549 / 56°9'17"N

Longitude: -3.0764 / 3°4'35"W

OS Eastings: 333231

OS Northings: 696328

OS Grid: NT332963

Mapcode National: GBR 2D.JBS6

Mapcode Global: WH6RP.QK7D

Plus Code: 9C8R5W3F+XC

Entry Name: Gate Piers And Lodge, East Entrance, Wemyss Castle

Listing Name: Wemyss Castle Policies, East Lodge with Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 10 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353414

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19128

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

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Reworked by Sir Robert Lorimer late 19th century, incorporating earlier fabric. 2-storey with 1st floor breaking eaves, 4-bay, L-plan lodge house with crowstepped gables and dormerheads. Harled with moulded sandstone margins. Base course and moulded dividing course.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber door in bay to right of centre at ground with window to outer right and 2 windows to left, 4 windows above, each braking eaves into dormerhead. All openings small.

Small-pane, timber casement windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hopper.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: red sandstone quadrant walls with base course and moulded ashlar cope. Square section, banded (alternating pulvinated and flat) gatepiers (see Notes) with moulded cornice and flat cope giving way to heraldic carved stone swans. Cross-banded timber gates.

Statement of Interest

Property of Wemyss Estate Trustees. Drawings by Lorimer for 'The New East Entrance' were not carried out, but the gatepiers with heraldic swans are those depicted. Outer piers with seated lion finials are illustrated in Buxbaum, presumably still extant beneath overgrown vegetation.

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