Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 36828 68602
336828, 668602


Probably late 17th century with later 19th century

addition. Long, former laird's house with vaulted

basement and 1st floor, sited on falling ground with

later farm buildings adjoined and single storey and

basement 19th century wing at right angles.

17TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE: harled with red sandstone

ashlar margins. N elevation largely blank at ground with

1 small opening at centre and 1 later window to outer

right; 5 irregularly spaced, 18th century windows at 1st

floor, under eaves; 20th century dormer added to left. S

elevation with basement recess by rising ground and

adjoined to right by 19th century addition; 2 doors to

vaulted basement.

E gable altered to include machinery doors; W gable

abutted by steading.

Plate glass glazing in sash and case windows. Crowsteps

and beak skewputts to steeply pitched gables. Harled

end and ridge stacks with thackstanes. Brown pantiles.

INTERIOR: heavily pointed stone barrel-vaulted with

deep, narrow window embrasure to N and opening in

dividing wall to W.

19TH CENTURY ADDITION: sited on falling ground,

resulting in single storey and basement wing, 3 bays

deep. Stugged squared and snecked sandstone with

chamfered arrises; harl-pointing to E elevation. Door

flanked by windows to W; door to basement at E. 12-pane

glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Ashlar coped

skews and ridge stack. Brown pantiles.

Statement of Special Interest

Chalkieside is one of several surviving early laird's houses in East Lothian (probably of 17th century date), others may be found at Johnscleuch, Mayshiel, and Ugston.



1852 OS map of Edinburghshire.

About Listed Buildings

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

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