Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47644 82597
347644, 682597


Sir Robert Lorimer, 1906. 2-storey, T-plan 'Colinton

Cottage' style house. Harled with snecked rubble base

course and ashlar cills. Timber mullions to windows.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay. 2 full-height rectangular projecting

windowed bays, bridged to form loggia at centre by swept

roof. Modern enclosure to loggia. 1st floor bays

slate-hung with decorative fish-scale diamond detail and

bell-cast roofs adjoining main pitch.

E ELEVATION: doorway with ashlar surround and

decorative ogee pediment in re-entrant angle of recessed

and lower N wing. E gable projects with stack breaking

eaves to right of gablehead. Ashlar triangle and blind

slit adorning gablehead. Variety of window sizes and


Single storey service wing to N. Small-pane glazing to

casement windows. Harled stacks with ashlar coping.

Slated roofs.

INTERIOR: well-preserved original details.

Statement of Special Interest

Commissioned by A Spittiswoode Ritchie. Sited to overlook

Links. Form of canted bays also evident at Lorimer's houses

at Bridge of Teith and Lundie, Arncroach. Combination of

harling, slates and fish-scale details also seen at Marly

Knowe, North Berwick. Contemporary garage to N by Lorimer.



NMRS. 12 sheets of plans and elevations, sections and


P Savage LORIMER, 1980. pp 42-4 and Pl 64.

W Shaw Sparrow THE MODERN HOME 1906.

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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