Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47494 82849
347494, 682849


Sir Robert Lorimer, 1912. 2-storey and attic house with

basement to E on falling ground. Random rubble with

galetting. Slate hanging to canted bay. 1st floor

windows under eaves. 1st floor projecting slightly at S

elevation. Originally one house, now divided. 1st floor

offset at intervals.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: L-plan with 2 projecting bays in

re-entrant angle, with doorway on W return. Lean-to

conservatory addition on rubble base to outer with French

windows behind. Service door to advanced right wing

flanked by 2 windows at ground. Variety of windows and

sizes, single bi and tripartite. Piend-roofed bipartite

dormers at intervals.

N (GARDEN) ELEVATION: U-plan. Irregular and altered

openings. Doorway off-centre to left with stair window

above. Full-height 4-light broad shallow canted bays to

advanced outer ends. Dormers as above.

E ELEVATION: 3-storey and attic. Asymmetrical openings

and double door off-centre to left. Unfortunate

flat-roofed service court projecting at outer left.

Small-pane glazing to casement windows with some

unhappy modern windows inserted. Slate hung dormers.

Rubble stacks. Distinctive large Caithness slates.

GARAGE: galetted rubble, rectangular plan single garage,

1912. Slate piend roof swept down at W end, garage

doors at E end. NE angle chamfered and mitred to

square by eaves. N elevation blank; 3 small lights to S


Random rubble boundary walls and parapet to driveway

by rising ground to S and W.

Statement of Special Interest

Commissioned by R O Pitman. Last of group of 3 houses

designed in similar materials on falling ground, between 1910

and 1912, see Coldstones and Whatton Lodge, listed





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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