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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 43695 73790
343695, 673790


George? Swinton. 1832, incorporating 17th century? building. Symmetrical, quadrangular steading; only the SW entrance range and NE inneer range survive unaltered.

SW ENTRANCE RANGE: 2-storey, 10-bay cartshed and granary with central vehicular pend and flanking, advanced end gables. Bull-faced coursed ashlar with contrasting drdoved dressings. Broad central bay, advanced with segmental-arched pend. Dovecot above, triangular panel with flight holes and ledges to gable, armorial panel above. 5 cart arched flanking at ground, 3 windows and hayloft door to outer bays to granaries above. Door and Window to each flanking gable at ground, slit opening to attic. NE INNER RANGE: squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Central segmental arched pend, in advanced gable bay, breaking eaves, with decorative weather vane; ranges composed of doors with strip fanlights, and windows alternate; some modern slappings.

W SIDE: engine house without chimney, subsidiary courtyard. Courtyard now roofed, stone piers and cobbles in situ. Boarded doors and windows to SW range, sash and case windows to inner range. Grey slates, crowstepped gables with finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Described at length with specification in Loudon (design XXXIV), this model farm steading was planned for David Anderson of St Germains by Mr Swinton, Architect, Haddington and built under his supervision. The quadrangle originally houses stabling for 16 horses and loose boxes, cattle sheds, hen house, engine house with stack, boiler and smithy, accommodation for the bailiff, as well as the cartshed and granary and the open central courts. Loudon commends the design, but is concerned about the prominent, inelegant engine chimney. The 1826 NSA describes a "magnificent set of offices at the farm of Greendykes......more like the offices you might expect to find connected with a Ducal palace than the house of a tenant". Greendykes Farmhouse is listed separately.



J C Loudon COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA ARCHITECTURE (1839) p528. OS Map, haddingtonshire, 1854. C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p218. NSA 1836 p184.

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