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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 46052 76090
346052, 676090


Later 18th century altered mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay terraced houses, with attic, openings enlarged, noew absorbed into one farmhouse. Cream-painted harl with brown-painted ashlar dressings; raised margins, eaves cornice. Lintel courses and rusticated quoins to house to N. Former dovecot adjoining S gable. N FARMHOUSE: W elevation, advanced porch with cornice and rusticated quoins; door by N re-entrant angle. 2 windows flanking at ground, 3 windows at 1st floor. 2 windows to 1st floor of N gable, 2 small round-arched windows above to attic. To rear; glazed door to garden at ground, later canted outer bay at ground and 1st floor. 2 gabled slate-hung dormers with bracketed eaves to attic.

S FARMHOUSE: W elevation, later, mid 19th century advanced porch with crenellated parapet, door by S re-entrant angle. Windows as above. 3 windows to each floor at rear, and 2 mid 19th century dormers as above. Former dovecot adjoining S gable. Sash and case windows with plate glass glazing pattern. Ashlar coped skews, grey slates, corniced ashlar stacks. DOVECOT: lime-washed, door to S, 2 small openings above with iron-bars. Lined with nests.

WALLED GARDEN: to E rubble walls forming square, brick-lined, rubble coped.

GATEPIERS: sandstone gatepiers to SW with deep cornice.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Wemyss and March Estates; formerly an estate office. Steading to W, much altered. Cartshed and granary listed separately. The dovecot is reputed to have been as tall as the house originally. There may originally have been windows to the attic at the front; the attic floor is unusually high and may have been in use for agricultural storage (see The Gardens, Aberlady Parish).



Armstrong's Map of Lothian 1773. OS Map, Haddingtonshire, 1854.

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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