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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353414
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19128
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
Traditional County: Fife
Tagged with: Architectural structure
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.
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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