Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44593 76606
344593, 676606


R W Billings, monogrammed and dated 1854 at rear (E elevation). Venetian arch gateway, 2 bays deep with 2-bay lodge adjoining to S. Coursed red sandstone ashlar with moulded base course, string course, impost course, cornice and blocking course and scroll-flanked dies. W ELEVATION: armorial plaques flanking arch, with motto and coronets above. Scrolled and swagged blocking course with 2 dies at centre and with 4 facetted polyhedral finials. 3 squared Doric columns with arch each side; middle column with panelled band. Rib barrel vault.

E ELEVATION: as above; initial plaques flanking arch, date plaque above. Plain blocking course with 2 urns. Drinking fountain to left.

LODGE: rectangular plan, platform-roofed, adjoined to S at oblique angle. Materials as above, door to SW, windows at ground and 1st floor with moulded architraves and chamfered cills, breaking eaves course at 1st floor, cornice arched with initial plaques over windows. All openings currenlty blocked (1990). Corniced stacks.

POLICY WALLS: gateway and lodge flanked by obliquely set, red sandstone ashlar walls, base course, coping with scrolled brackets, closing in corniced columns with finials, detailed as above. Adjoining rubble policy walls enclosing estate.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Gosford House and estate, Aberlady Parish.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p224.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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