Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 33401 70412
333401, 670412


17th century, with 18th century additions and alterations. Rectangular plan, 2-storey building, apparently of 3 dates. Currently residential; original purpose probably as gardeners' house for Monkton House gardens. Rubble sandstone with harl pointing; chamfered arrises to original openings.

N end bay (original pavilion) with moulded 1st floor lintel course above larger 1st floor windows to E and W, and former doorway at head for former forestair at N end (doorway blocked and stair now removed); smaller ground floor windows to E (with relieving arch) and to W; modern porch to E and

modern window inserted to N. Grey slates to piend roof. Wallhead stack to E, raised in brick.

Centre bays irregular, with only 1st floor window to W, under eaves; small window above further modern porch to W, and larger windows to both floors flanking; former end wall evidenced by skews and truncated stack in red pantile roof. S bay with 1st floor window under eaves to W; former door blocked as window to W and blinded 1st floor window above. Blocked 1st floor window to S end elevation. Red pantiled peind roof.

Small-pane and plate glass glazing patterns to sash and case windows.

INTERIOR: 1st floor room of original pavilion with simple 17th century panelling, heavily painted, and with painted ceiling (revealed 1995) depicting sunburst and 4 seasons.

SUNDIAL: 17th century cubical stone dial on carved corbel bearing sun-face, foliaceous ornament and grotesque mask. Site on SW angle of house at 1st floor cill level.

GARDEN WALLS: rubble walls with rubble coping. Stone, piend roofed garden sheds to S.

Statement of Special Interest

Monkton House to SW, is listed separately. The garden house evidently possesses a complex history. The N end with moulded course, may have served as a lodge, or summer pavilion. The sundial is an important and early example of its type. The painted ceiling (away for restoration 1997) is a fine survival of a period form (see also Northfield House, Prestonpans and Sparrow Castle, Cockburnspath). Udgraded C(S) to B, 1 August 1997.




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.

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