Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 45634 61428
345634, 661428


Mid to later 18th century, 2-storey and attic, classically detailed house almost doubled in size in early 19th century by addition at rear; modern addition to L-plan single storey service block. Rubble, painted ashlar dressings and white painted harling.

W ELEVATION: 5-bay, symmetrical. Corniced doorway at centre with keystone and rounded corners to lintel. decorative fanlight. Window to each flanking bay at ground and to each bay at 1st floor, under eaves; rusticated quoins. 2 20th century gabled bipartite dormers.

E ELEVATION: later addition with irregular openings, shouldered wallheadstack and lean-to service buildings at right angles to left.

S ELEVATION: French door inserted to right of original house with 1st floor window above; later block slightly recessed, with window and modern conservatory at ground, 1st floor bipartite and attic window at centre. SERVICE BLOCK: piend roofed with swept slate-hung dormers and later alterations. 12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Ashlar coped skews and moulded coping and dressings to end stacks. Grey slates. RETAINING WALLS, QUADRANTS AND GATEPIERS: rubble retaining walls with semi-circular coping; 2 sets of quadrants in same materials and square, coped gatepiers in squared rubble. Simple wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Archibald Broun of Johnstounburn, allegedly spent so much on the latter mansion in the mid 19th century, that he lived the remainder of his life at Chesterhill.



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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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