Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 56346 77445
356346, 677445


Earlier-mid 19th century improvement steading, with few

later alterations. 2 E-plan courts to steading; long

range to NW, cattle court jambs SE, with threshing mill

abutting to SW. Additional U-plan cattle court to SW.

Random whinstone rubble; broad droving to sandstone

dressings, crowstepped gables. All pantiled.

Cartshed with loft opposite farmhouse; cart openings much

altered. Stone forestair at centre to loft door,

breaking eaves in piended slated roof; windows to loft

flanking. 2 cattle courts forming E-plan, extensively

modernised and re-roofed. Former horsemill abutting to

W, filled in later with stack projecting to S; base


Circa 1873 piend-roofed E-plan cattle courts to W with

unusual cantilevered roof; feed openings to courts.

Gatepiers removed for vehicular access. Piend-roofed

cartshed with 2 iron pillars to S of similar date.



Plans for additions and alterations in possession of

farmer, dated 1873, Haddington. Farmhouse and

outbuildings appear on 1784 Gilmerton estate plan,

RHP1393. Markle Mains named on William Forrest Map of

Haddingtonshire, 1799.

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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