Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 54927 80633
354927, 680633


J Anderson Hamilton, 1859. 2-storey picturesque gate

lodge with pend and single storey side projection, in

original Baronial style. Ashlar; stepped string courses.

Crowstepped gables.

ENTRANCE ELEVATION: 2-storey gabled bay to left with

segmentally arched pend; roll-mouldings to pend

surround with decorative date panel and inscribed ribbon

above. Stepped string course encloses and passes under

tripartite window. Corbelled, canted oriel at centre with

stone roof and carved panel above. Roll-moulded doorway

under pend to right. Narrow gabled bay, set obliquely

to right of pend bay with narrow ground floor windows

and carved shield in gable. Single storey gabled bay to

right with tripartite at ground and blind slit in wider

gable above. Tall square stack to outer right wallhead.

REAR ELEVATION: gabled bay with pend, as above, to right

with gable moulding to narrow 1st floor window to armorial

panel and flanking roundels, with inscribed motto, above

pend, and clasping roll-moulded to pend. Carved floral

shields flanking 1st floor window and in apex. 2 gabled

bays set obliquely at left (as above); blank gableheads

with doorway to courtyard at ground.

OUTER (FIELD) ELEVATION: battered with set-off wallheads

stack at centre; no openings.

Small-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Slate roofs. Variety of decorative finials.

Gablet coped rubble retaining wall with doorway to

courtyard at rear, forming triangle with rising ground to

left. Low rubble retaining wall to driveway.

Statement of Special Interest

The Suttie family, who owned Balgone from 1680 hold the motto

"Nothing Hazard, Nothing Have", included on rear elevation. J

Anderson Hamilton used a more wild Baronial for Balgone East

Lodge, listed in North Berwick Parish, and probably designed

the severe Baronial extension to Balgone House. South Lodge

now separated from Balgone Estate.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN 1978 p 89.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to ROCKVILLE, SOUTH LODGE WITH RETAINING WALLS. (FORMERLY BALGONE SOUTH LODGE)

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 20/03/2019 19:40