Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 36320 71807
336320, 671807


Early 19th century, 2-storey and basement, 3-bay

farmhouse. Coursed and tooled, large blocks of grey

sandstone ashlar to E elevation, band course and cavetto

cornice; rubble sides and rear; ashlar dressings


E ELEVATION: stone steps oversailing basement recess to

door at centre, currently bricked below and with

regrettable modern porch; position of original deep-set

door evident above, with fanlight; 1st floor window.

Basement windows in outer bays and to each floor above.

N AND S ELEVATIONS: ground floor window to left of N

elevation, and windows to ground and 1st floors of S

elevation at centre; blocked round-headed attic

windows at apex to both elevations, and former gutter

recesses retained.

Regular fenestration at rear.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Borad end stacks; ashlar coped skews. Modern titles.

GARDEN WALLS: substantial rubble garden walls to W,

harl-pointed, almost certainly pre-dating present


Statement of Special Interest

The farmhouse is listed C(S) for its classical details,

prominent position and the reversible nature of

the unfortunate porch and modern roofing material.

Barbachlaw Steading lies to N, dignified by pedimented

bays closing N and S ranges to E, and the segmental

lintels to openings; it is not included in current

listings as it lacks sufficient cohesive merit as a

steading or individual importance in any component. The

Battle of Pinkie was fought on the fields to SW of

Barbachlaw in 1547.



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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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