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Latitude: 55.9038 / 55°54'13"N
Longitude: -3.1257 / 3°7'32"W
OS Eastings: 329715
OS Northings: 668422
OS Grid: NT297684
Mapcode National: GBR 60M5.2H
Mapcode Global: WH6ST.YVRZ
Entry Name: Gilmerton, the Drum, West Lodge, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings
Listing Date: 15 April 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 389664
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43253
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
Later 19th century. Single storey and attic piecturesque gabled lodgehouse with overhanging bracketed eaves, set back from road behind railings at W entrance to The Drum. Squared and coursed stugged ashlar with polished ashlar dressings; base course, stone mullions, chamfered reveals, moulded band course, 1st floor slightly corbelled out.
SE ELEVATION: entrance in advanced, gabled bay, deep-set door with lugged raised surround, window to gable at 1st floor, bipartite with bracketed stone canopy to left at ground.
SW ELEVATION: to road, advanced gabled bay with bipartite to each floor, single bay at ground floor left.
Lower single storey wing at rear. Sash and case windows with 6-pane glazing pattern. Timber barge boards, brackets and kingpost detail to gables, grey slates, corniced ashlar ridge stack to N.
GATEPIERS, GATES AND RAILINGS: 6 gatepiers linked by plinth with railings, rusticated ashlar with moulded base and cornice. Cast-iron gates, low curved ashlar plinth supporting railings with wrought- and cast-iron foliate panels, simple cast-iron railings to road linking final pair of gatepiers.
Forms part of Category A group with other estate buildings at The Drum; The Drum, East Lodges (in Newton Parish Midlothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Stables, Steading, Walled Garden, Drumbank and North Gatepiers all listed separately.
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