Friday, 22 November 2013

House of Falkland, East Lodge

The East Lodge is the gate lodge  to the House of Falkland, Fife. The lodge is believed to have been built by architect William Burn c.1844. It is a good example of the  Tudor style, with a steep pitched roof and tall chimneys. Ornate barge-boards decorate the porches and the gable ends. A small burn has been dammed to create a  picturesque pond behind the lodge. The House of Falkland can be glimpsed in the distance, through the trees in the policy park, the old royal hunting ground. The gate piers are decorated with stone acorn finials, symbols both of wisdom and good fortune.