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Latitude: 55.9071 / 55°54'25"N
Longitude: -3.1194 / 3°7'9"W
OS Eastings: 330116
OS Northings: 668790
OS Grid: NT301687
Mapcode National: GBR 60N4.G9
Mapcode Global: WH6SV.1SVD
Entry Name: Gilmerton, the Drum, Stables
Listing Date: 14 July 1966
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365482
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28054
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
1806. Classical U-plan stable block to S of main house; long low range with projecting wings. Squared and coursed rubble with polished ashlar dressings; base course, eaves course, moulded surrounds to bull?s-eye windows.
SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: large central doorway in form of triumphal arch breaking eaves; vermiculated base course, rustication above, moulded imposts, console keystone, cornice and blocking course. Large octagonal cupola above on swept ashlar base, timber louvres, lead dome with ball and finial. Square-headed doorway in recessed panel, timber door. 2 bull?s-eye windows with window between on each side of doorway. Advanced piended wings with window and pilastered cart openings, blind Venetian window on return.
REAR: lower, piended addition projecting at centre, lean-to adjoining this and main block to left.
Timber windows with 4-pane glazing to bull?s-eyes, 12-pane sashes and iron bars to large windows.
Graded grey slates, 2 timber louvred ridge ventilators flanking dome with finials.
INTERIOR: original stalls with cast-iron columns with ball finials and and decorative screens over boarded timber stall divides.
Good reports that the belfry contains an old church bell dated 1715. Stables form part of the A-group of The Drum Estate buildings: The Drum, East Lodges (In Newton Parish Midlothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Steading, Walled Garden, West Lodge, Drumbank and North Gatepiers, all listed separately.
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