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Latitude: 55.9066 / 55°54'23"N
Longitude: -3.1197 / 3°7'10"W
OS Eastings: 330098
OS Northings: 668732
OS Grid: NT300687
Mapcode National: GBR 60N4.DH
Mapcode Global: WH6SV.1SQS
Entry Name: Gilmerton, the Drum, Steading, Including Cottages, Dovecot, Screen Walls and Gamekeeper's Cottage
Listing Date: 14 July 1966
Last Amended: 15 April 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365583
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28136
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
Early 19th century group of farmbuildings to SE of Stables.
SW RANGE comprising: COTTAGE: single storey, random rubble with ashlar dressings. Timber boarded door to NE elevation with 3-pane letterbox fanlight over, bipartite flanking at right, single window to left. SW ELEVATION: door as above, windows flanking. Timber sash and case windows with small-pane glazing pattern. Red pantiles, ashlar coped skews, ashlar coped stacks with simple cornice. Brick lean to addition to NE gable adjoining: DOVECOT: 2-stage lectern dovecot, rubble with ashlar dressings; entrance to SW; lean-to greenhouse at ground floor, door above to centre flanked by 2 small openings; catslide roof broken by row of flight holes, grey slates, ashlar coped skews. Lower, lean-to 1-bay range to left, linked to and now part of adjoining cottages to NW.
Single storey, 3-bay harled range to right, probably originally
1 cottage with glazed door to right, 2-bay rubble range adjoining to left with square windows. Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern, grey slates, ashlar coped skews, brick ridge stack.
RANGE at right angles to NW: ashlar coped, rubble screen wall to stable court with some openings, now overgrown, adjoining GAMEKEEPER?S COTTAGE: to NE; single storey cottage with 3 widely spaced-bays, entrance from SE, harled at front, ruibble sides and rear. Door to centre, windows flanking, 2 small piended dormers to attic. 1 window at ground floor to rear. Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern. Grey slates, ashlar coped skews, 1 coped ashlar end stack, other renewed and rendered, brick wall-head stack at rear.
Additional range of rubble SCREEN WALLS to animal pens to SE; 2 central doorways flanked by 2 cruciform arrow slit openings to right, one simple arrow slit to left.
Listed as part of the Drum Estate. The Stables to the NW and the Mercat Cross sited near the Stables are listed separately, but all form part of the Home Farm group. All form part of the Category A group of The Drum Estate, comprising The Drum, East Lodges (in Newton Parish Midothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Stables, Walled Garden, West Lodge, Drumbank and North Gatepiers, listed separately.
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