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Prestonpans, High Street, Gothenburg Tavern
- HER number: MEL3936
- Site Name: Prestonpans, High Street, Gothenburg Tavern
- Grid Reference: 338246 674272
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: Public house, 1908
- Description: (1) Historic Scotland Listed Building Description: Possibly Dunn & Findlay, 1908. Imposing public house in Arts and Crafts style with Art Nouveau interior. 2-storey, essentially 6-bay. Main elevations in red sandstone ashlar with base course to ground floor, upper floor brown harled with some sandstone dressings and timber features.
N (FRONT) ELEVATION: quasi-symmetrical, essentially 6-bay. 2 central bays slightly raised and projecting from upper floor: 2 tripartite windows to ground with stone mullions and transoms, separated by blank carved plaque; upper floor with Tudor style, mock-timbering, 2 canted timber oriel windows under jettied gablehead. Central bays flanked at ground to either side by tripartite windows and moulded round-arched doorways, that to the NE set in the corner angle. 1st floor with timber silhouette balustrade, projecting central bays flanked to each side by tripartite window and canted timber oriel windows clasping corner angles; angle of return with single window to W, with glazed door and single window to E.
S ELEVATION: irregular and undistinguished, including a variety of single, bipartite, tripartite and 1 large stair window. Flat-roofed extensions to rear.
E ELEVATION: projecting and piended ingleneuk with 3 small windows, flanked by single window to S (rear).
W ELEVATION: projecting and piended ingleneuk with 4 small windows, flanked by bipartite window to N and single window to S.
Fenestration very varied. To front elevation, ground floor has unusual diamond glazing pattern in timber below leaded upper lights; 1st floor windows in sections of 8 small panes, casement or top-opening. Other elevations have variety of sash and case, top-opening and fixed timber windows.
Roofs piended, with exception of front gablehead, in flat-profile red clay tiles, ridges in same material. Projecting chimney breasts on E and W elevations above ingleneuks, tall stacks harled with brick caps and plain cans. Similar projecting stack also to rear. Decorative rainwater hoppers to all elevations inscribed "1908".
INTERIOR: exceptional, surviving largely intact, with island bar, gantry and original fittings. Arcaded recesses and ingleneuk in bar, ingleneuk also in E room. Jug bar behind glazed panelled door to front. Glazed and decorative Art Nouveau tilework above timber- panelled dado. Some decorative stained glass.
Public house, Arts and Crafts style, 1908. This building was not visited during this survey
Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal A ssessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife'1996.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- (1) Bibliographic reference: Historic Scotland. Historic Scotland Listed Building.