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Pavilion, Polwarth Playing Fields, Prestonpans

A Category C Listed Building in Prestonpans, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9554 / 55°57'19"N

Longitude: -2.9746 / 2°58'28"W

OS Eastings: 339243

OS Northings: 674022

OS Grid: NT392740

Mapcode National: GBR 2J.XX96

Mapcode Global: WH7TV.8KSX

Plus Code: 9C7VX24G+45

Entry Name: Pavilion, Polwarth Playing Fields, Prestonpans

Listing Name: Preston, Polwarth Playing Field Pavilion

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394393

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47013

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Prestonpans

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Preston, Seton and Gosford

Parish: Prestonpans

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Earlier 20th century, with later addition to rear. Single storey and attic playing field pavilion. Rendered and whitewashed, with red brick detailing. Deep brick base course.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 9-bay, comprising advanced 3-light canted centre and outer bays, with crenellated blocking courses, breaking eaves, centre bay breaking pitch with bipartite window centred at attic. Steps to central 7 bays; timber doors flanked by single windows, flanking advanced centre bay, overhanging eaves forming loggia.

E ELEVATION: 4-bay, bays divided by vertical brick bands. Pair of small windows in bays flanking centre.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: obscured by wall. 3 small windows, evenly arranged, in bay to outer left; projecting central bay, with small window to right of centre. Single storey addition to right.

W ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

Variety of metal (?) windows. Red pantile roof; terracotta ridge. Stylised wallhead stack centred and breaking pitch at N elevation; brick coped, with circular can. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Polwarth Playing Field Pavilion is of interest for its 1930's detailing. During the 1930's there was a social trend towards health and the outdoors, primarily to combat the growth of infectious diseases.

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