Listed Building

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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

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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