Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 46402 73409
346402, 673409


Possibly John Tait, circa 1837. Single storey t-plan gabled lodge. Stugged grey ashlar with base course, hoodmoulds and chamfered reveals. Doorway to later flat-roofed stone porch set in re-entrant angle, panelled door. Window to right, advanced bay to left with canted window and slit opening in gablehead above. Harled modern addition to rear. Horizontally sliding sash and case windows with 8-pane glazing pattern, modern glazing at rear. Grey slates, timber bracketed eaves, rendered and lined, paired diamond stacks.

GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALL: low, coped ashlar quadrant wall and panelled ashlar, corniced gatepiers to main road.

Statement of Special Interest

Elvingston South Lodge is a good example of a 19th century purpose-built gate lodge prominently sited on a major roadway which, along with the associated gatepiers and quadrant walls, makes a significant contribution to the street and landscape. Despite it no longer being on a direct access route to Elvingston House, the lodge maintains its functional and historic association to the mansion.

Elvingston House, Dovecot and Stables, to the N, and East Lodge are listed separately.

Information supplied by the current owner suggests that sections of what may have been a third gate pillar lies half buried on the property, (2011).



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1892).

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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