Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 49817 81837
349817, 681837


Later 18th century. Sizeable steading with later

additions. Rubble with ashlar dressings to later work.

LONG W (ROAD): range, raised at centre with cart arch

and piend roof. 3 cattle courts behind at right with

feeding run between W and centre courts. Single court

behind to left. Long range to E, with cattle courts

behind to right of centre; range at left, former stables.

S range closes at W with ashlar coped gable of former

barn; arrow-shaped centrepiece at centre with ventilation

triangle above lintel; blind oculus in gablehead and

imposts. Cartshed with cast-iron columns to right of N


Engine house with barn at centre of steading; square

section brick stalk in re-entrant angle. 2-storey barn

with openings altered at ground.

Square windows under eaves.

2-storey building with forestair to N; altered below with

former accommodation above. Circa 1800.

All with pantile piended roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

6 cattle courts in all, partly roofed. West Fenton farm

evidently flourished from 18th century.



SRO Entails: SC40.67.8 and 10.

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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