Archerfield House, Gullane

Archerfield House, GullaneELN_0010
CountyEast Lothian
AddressArcherfield House (Plan ELN_0003)
NGRNT 5053 8412
ArmsNisbet of Dirleton
Blazon[Argent]; on a chevron [Gules] between three boars heads erased [Sable] as many cinquefoils of the field, in the honour point a thistle slipped [Vert]
Cresta dexter arm issuing out of a cloud and holding a balance, all proper
Mottosnone (but should be DISCITE JUSTITIAM)
Materialsandstone, carved
Datearms registered c.1676, Volume 1, p.194 (Gayre); house late c17
Conditiongood (2), some surface scaling and erosion. Crest appears to be modern replacement
Conservation riskmoderate (2)
NotesArcherfield House was built for William Nisbet of Dirleton in the late c17. Armorial panel is located on wall above balcony above main door on Frontispiece.
ReferencesBalfour Paul. 1903. An Ordinary of Arms, 2nd edition, p. 67, entry 999 (1680-87)
Gayre, R. 1969. Roll of Scottish Arms, Vol.2, p.311
McWilliam, C. 1978. The Buildings of Scotland: Lothian except Edinburgh, p.77
ImagesC_016088 (C_016091 for whole building)

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