Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 51374 83937
351374, 683937


Earlier to mid-19th century. 2-storey house with single

storey rear projection. Red squared and snecked rubble

with ashlar dressings, chamfered at openings.

S ELEVATION: forestair with gablet coped, arcaded

balustrade and polygonal, pyramid coped columns at foot.

Bracketted timber porch with decorative pendant barge

boarding and slated roof. Lattice section to E of porch.

Arched slit below on forestair, 4-centred arched floor

under stair to E, with panelled door. Gabled bay

flanking doorway to left with 2 small windows. Blank

outer bay to right. Single storey projection to left with

2 segmentally arched windows breaking eaves in gabled

dormer heads.

N ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to right with raised,

battered stack. Recessed bay to left with lower eaves

level and similar raised stack.

E ELEVATION: tripartite openings at centre of gabled

elevation, shallow canted ashlar oriel on decorative

console supports at 1st floor with overhanging stone

piend roof.

INTERIOR: originally 2 cottages, one above and one below,

now combined.

Variety of glazing patterns, plate glass sash and case to

main windows. Grey slates. Deeply overhanging eaves

with timber brackets to E gable. Diamond stacks to N.

Gablet coping to skews with ball finials to apeces and

consoled skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

"Swiss" only through its eaves. Probably an earlier 19th

century cottage added to and altered later. Detail common

to Dirleton in the form of gablet skews, evidence in Old

Manse to N and Castle Inn to S. Similar to design in


E B Lamb "A Villa in the Swiss Style" p 1195).



C McWilliam LOTHIAN 1978 p177.

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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