Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44401 75983
344401, 675983


Late 18th century, with mid 19th century additions. Large e-plan steading, with mill and sluice to centre; farmhouse, stables, cartshed and granary to W, cattle courts to E. Random rubble with droved or stugged ashlar dressings.

STABLES: single storey range aligned N-S; doorways with windows to left, some enlarged openings with wooden sliding doors.

CARTSHED AND GRANARY: 2-storey, 6-bay, free-standing; 5 segmental arches at ground and door to outer right. 6 openings at 1st floor; 2 doorways at centre flanked by 2 windows, 1/2 glazed and louvred. Stone forestair to S gable to 1st floor, breaking eaves in piend roof.

MILL, THRESHING BARN AND GRANARY: late 18th century with 1850s additions; overshot waterwheel circa 1850 housed below ground level in 2-storey mill; doorway to S lintel inscribed 1850. Threshing barn to S, 2-storey range to E with granary at 1st floor. Grey slates to Mill and Threshing barn.

SLUICE AND MILL LADE: lade entering rubble-walled garden to S over sluice, to mill under segmentally arched bridge carrying roadway.

CATTLE COURTS* TO E of Mill, entered by depresssed arch-gabled pend. 4 piend roofed cattle courts to W terminating in gabled range with low interconnecting arches, cast-iron columns, stone feeding troughs, timber hay-hecks. Red pantiles, some corrugated iron, ashlar coped skews.

Statement of Special Interest

Plans illustrate agricultural improvement in Longniddry instigated by the Wemyss Estate, with the building of the mill, lade and sluice between 1778 and 1798 replacing smallholdings on the site. Low arches within cattle courts similar to those at Beanston Farm. Prestonhill; also part of the Wemyss Estate, mid-late 18th century.



BMW Third "Longniddry in Transition" (1778-1798) TELAFNS Vol 19, pp6-8. J Home PLAN OF THE BARONY OF LONGNIDDRY (1778) Wemyss and March Estates. T Richardson PLAN OF THE ESTATE OF LONGNIDDRY (1798) Wemyss and March Estates both illustrated in above article. OS Map, Haddingtonshire, 1854. W Forrest, Map of Haddingtonshire, 1799.

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