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PRESTON MAINS FARMHOUSELB14505

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
02/05/1990
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Prestonkirk
NGR
NT 59824 78207
Coordinates
359824, 678207

Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse with

basement, office addition. Snecked whinstone rubble,

grey ashlar dressings, raised margins.

Door to centre with steps and iron railings. Pilastered

doorpiece with cornice. Strip fanlight with decorative

glazing pattern.

Windows flanking at ground, 3 windows at 1st floor close

under eaves. Stair to basement doorway at right with

iron railings, light to basement at left.

Later single storey piend roofed office addition to

right, tripartite window with stone mullions. Entrance

to basement at rear, stair window above between 1st and

2nd floors. Windows to outer bays at each floor. Office

in brick, with 2 light window to basement, tripartite

above.

Irregular window pattern to gable end.

Sash and case windows; predominantly 12-pane glazing

pattern.

Grey slates, straight ashlar skews and stacks with

cornice.

Statement of Special Interest

Mains farm to the Smeaton-Hepburn estate.

References

Bibliography

1773 Armstrong's "Three Lothians" Map. OS Map

Haddingtonshire 1854.

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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