Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47543 82861
347543, 682861


J M Dick Peddie, 1912. 2-storey and attic Arts and

Crafts house on falling ground with basement to E bays

and 2-storey motorhouse cottage adjoining. Random

Rattlebag rubble and droved ashlar dressings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled, asymmetrical with

irregularly spaced recessed bays at centre;

pentice-roofed porch to left of centre entered from E

side. Variety of window sizes diminutive in attic. Stair

window right of centre with ashlar apron and window

below. Outer bays gabled and advanced, intercepting

recessed bay at right.

N (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Full-height 4-light canted

bays at centre and to outer right with parapets breaking

eaves. Single windows to ground and 1st floor of

remaining bays. Projecting terraced area with coped

rubble parapet adjoining. Outer right bays with garden

house below on fall of ground to E.

W ELEVATION: large 4-storey gable; asymmetrical windows

and stack in left gable sweep. Single outer right bay.

E ELEVATION: large gable with irregular openings and

basement door; raised, battered stack to left, and blank

outer bay with cottage adjoining basement at left.

COTTAGE: piend-roofed cottage with gabled bays at centre

to E and W elevations. Doorway at centre of E elevation,

flanked to left by garage doors, and to right by

pentice-roofed outbuilding. 3 and 4-lights under eaves to

S and N gables respectively, with bipartites below.

8, 12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Flat-roofed 2 and 3-light dormers (swept slated dormers

to S). Coped stacks. Distinctive, large Caithness slates

to roofs. Swept eaves.


ashlar gateway with chamfered surround and gablet

coping. Rubble drum gatepiers with dome caps and

quadrant walls. Random rubble, rubble coped boundary


Statement of Special Interest

Subdivided. Conformity to sloping site and relieving arches

give distinctive Arts and Crafts references. House

commissioned for Hon Percy M Thesiger. Forms centre of a

group of 3 Arts and Crafts houses in similar materials

displaying virtuosity of design.



Dick Peddie and McKay plans.

About Listed Buildings

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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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