Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

CALDER HOUSELB14153

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
A
Date Added
22/02/1971
Local Authority
West Lothian
Planning Authority
West Lothian
Parish
Mid Calder
NGR
NT 7259 67251
Coordinates
307259, 667251

Description

16th-17th cent. mansion incorporating walls of earlier

fortalice. Trad. L-plan, main block, 3-storeys (with laigh

floors to N.) and garret. Random rubble. Gabled. Slated

roofs.

Corbie-steps and buttress at W. end; skews, oculi, corner

stones at extension to E. Rusticated chimney-heads.

N. WING: 4 storeys and laigh floor. Extended in later 17th

century with skews etc. at gable end.

ADDITIONS: Built c.1780 and in 1880. In re-entrant angle

and on W. side of Wing. INTERIOR: Greatly altered. 3

contiguous vaulted chambers in older part of 1st storey

of main block; Drawing Room (Great Hall) in floor above has

pine panelling and tall windows. Kitchen and fine

scale-and-platt stair in Wing.

Statement of Special Interest

Seat of Lord Torphichen Barony of Calder has been held by

Sandilands family since c.1350.

In Great Hall in 1556, Knox openly celebrated the Reformed

Communion for the first time.

References

Bibliography

O.S.A.

N.S.A.

Groome

Inv. 172

C. & D. Arch. IV, p.387

McCall 'Mid Calder' pp.43-81 (plan; ills.)

Small 'Castles of Lothians' (ill.)

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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 is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to CALDER HOUSE

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 20/11/2018 08:09