Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47987 82959
347987, 682959


Circa 1900. 2-storey, rambling plan Arts and Crafts house, absorbing earlier L-plan cottage. Pink sandstone rubble with stugged ashlar section to S. Small pane glazing to sash and case windows. Grey slates; overhanging eaves.

W ELEVATION (TO STREET): asymmetrical with varied openings; gabled at centre with stair window and 2 small windows below. Gable swept down to left, intercepted by single storey projecting outbuildings. 2 bays to right of centre with piend roofed dormer breaking eaves. Evidence of earlier cottage in masonry.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical U-plan. Broad projecting wing at left with curve to N, canted flat roofed projection in re-entrant angle with parapet breaking eaves, lean-to porch attached with main roof swept over; 3 wallhead dormers; bold stack projects from service wing.

S ELEVATION: U-plan, near symmetrical, stugged ashlar to ground foor of 4 recessed bays at centre with door at W. Outer gables advanced with line of former cottage gable evident at left. Venetian window at 1st floor to right gable.

INTERIOR: some marble or stone chimneypieces with tiled recesses; decorative cast iron grates. Beamed ceilings, flagstones.

Rubble boundary wall with circular section gatepiers. Flagged terrace to recesses area to S by rising ground.

Statement of Special Interest

Probably designed by Sydney Mitchell, as attributed by Ian Lindsay, and supported by nature of interior details. Similar masonry and tiles at Seton Court, Whim Road, Gullane, listed separately. Earlier cottage on site named Mount Pleasant.



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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.

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