Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 32652 72568
332652, 672568


Circa 1780. Various components of designed landscape to N and W of house, now in poor condition.

WALLED GARDEN: immediately to W of house, to N of stables, roughly trapezoid in plan, open to 1 side, compartmented, probably incorporating earlier rubble stone boundary walls to W. Brick walls rising to circa 12" at highest point, ashlar coped and curved sown to sides. Ashlar dressings to pedestrian gateways. Evidence of former heating ducts and greenhouse provision.

WALLED FLOWER GARDEN: brick lined walls circa 12" high, swept down at intervals, on depressed arch line to NW and closed by straight wall to SE with gablet stone coping; segmental headed recesses to interior (some brick blocked);

FRUIT STORE: in E corner of walled flower garden; rectangular-plan, classical. Ashlar and Coade stone (?). Broad architraved opening with voussoirs; cornice.

TEA HOUSE: remains of rectangular-plan classical tea house to N of planned landscape. Stugged ashlar. Lugged architraved to entrance.

ICE HOUSE: subterranean ice house in walled flower garden to E. Droved ashlar opening above ground with mould behind; ashlar coping to wallhead. Interior not seen (1994).

TERRACE WALK: raised walkway on battered brick terrace retaining wall running SW-NE to N of house. Formerly with bridge to NE end joined to ha-ha wall, allowing access to woodland behind.

Statement of Special Interest

Presumably part of the pleasure grounds laid out by Lord Hailes from 1780. See separate listings for Shell Grotto, Dovecot, Earl of Stair Monument, Gardener's Cottage, Gatepiers, Gates, Policy Wall, Railings and Quadrants. The House and Stables are also listed separately.



SRO RHP 20952, Design of a Flower Garden at New Hailes.

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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