Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 51393 83914
351393, 683914


Mid 19th century, 2-storey inn, raised from single-storey

1898, with single storey additions and outbuildings.

Harled rubble with painted ashlar margins.

E ELEVATION: irregular 6 bays. Advanced gabled porches to

penultimate bays with raised gablet skews and shaped

skewputts. Chamfered arrises to door and narrow slits

above. Small side windows. Simple windows to outer bays

with additional window to right of right porch at

ground. Gablet dormerheads above 5 1st floor windows,

detailed as porches. Additions to left angle.

N ELEVATION: former stable off centre to left with hayloft

opening and gablet dormerhead above. Advanced rubble gable

at right. Harled piend roofed extension to right.

Variety of glazing patterns to sash and case windows, 4-pane

glazing to E elevation. Plain raised skews to main

N and S gables. Paired diamond stacks to gable heads

with triplet to ridge. Grey slates.

Statement of Special Interest

Erroneous legend of William Burn's design arose from

unexecuted plans by Burn for Inn at Dirleton, 1832. His plans

at RIBA, London bear no relation to present building.



1898 plan, Castle Inn.

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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