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Aberlady Road, Herdmanflatt Hospital

A Category C Listed Building in Haddington, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.96 / 55°57'35"N

Longitude: -2.7866 / 2°47'11"W

OS Eastings: 350986

OS Northings: 674384

OS Grid: NT509743

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.XHX4

Mapcode Global: WH7TY.5G9C

Entry Name: Aberlady Road, Herdmanflatt Hospital

Listing Date: 7 December 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395684

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48292

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Haddington

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Peddie & Kinnear, circa 1860. 2-storey, 7-bay gabled hospital. Squared and snecked rubble with contrasting ashlar dressings and quoins. Base, string and eaves courses. Tudor-arched door; segmental-headed pedimented windows; hoodmoulds and drip moulds; raked cills; stone mullions; chamfered arrises.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled, buttressed doorpiece to centre bay with panelled timber door, flanking lights and 4-part fanlight in Tudor-arched opening, moulded panel above. Single windows to each floor of 2 flanking bays and slightly advanced outer gables with bipartite window to each

floor, drip moulds between floors and moulded panels to gableheads. Gabled returns, each with window at ground, and lower link to rear adjoining larger SE block.

SE ELEVATION: stepped multi-bay (bays grouped 7-1) elevation. 7-bay group with advanced outer gables each with 4-light canted window and deep blocking course at ground, bipartite window with drip mould above and moulded panel in gablehead (that to left with stack), asymmetrically-fenestrated inner returns; slightly advanced gables flanking centre bay, each detailed as above but with hoodmoulded bipartite window to ground and small flat-roofed porch (with narrow light) to outer re-entrant angle, door on return. Large flat-roofed single storey projection to centre bay with deep blocking course, 2 bipartites, single window to each chamfered outer angle and further bipartite to returns; recessed face above with 3 1st floor windows breaking eaves into pedimented dormerheads with trefoil detail. Bays 2 and 6 with regular fenestration flanking shouldered stack piercing eaves. Broad asymmetrical bay to outer right with 3 windows to ground and 2 to 1st floor, 3-bay return to right with canted outer angles, regular fenestration (ground floor centre with later porch) and polygonal roof.

SW ELEVATION: variety of elements to asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation including advanced gable to outer left with cast-iron stair to 1st floor door.

NE ELEVATION: advanced outer wings (that to left see SE elevation) forming courtyard with variety of elements including gabled bay to right with lower gabled projection and small piend-roofed bay in re-entrant angle to left.

Mostly 10- and 12-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped squared rubble and ashlar stacks, some shouldered. Ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts.

Statement of Interest

Group with Ancillary Building and North Lodge. Built as the Haddington District Asylum with central administration, kitchen and recreation hall flanked by wings for patient accommodation, the hospital is a good example of a large and appropriately semi-rural design by masters in the field, Peddie & Kinnear.

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