Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 54876 76273
354876, 676273


Dated 1691 on lintel. Now early 19th century in

character many alterations in 19th century. 2-storey,

5-bay double-pile farmhouse with basement. White painted

harling, painted margins; blocking course, chamfered


Steps with barley sugar cast-iron railings to door at

centre, roll-moulded architrave dated 1691 with leaves

at angles, strip fanlight. Unfortunate tripartite with

stone mullions and heavy lintel flanking at ground; 3

windows to basement at right. 5 windows at 1st floor.

Irregular window pattern at rear; iron bars to basement

and stair window.

Sash and case windows; predominantly 12-pane glazing

pattern, plate glass to tripartites.

Grey slates to piended roof; 4 sandstone wallhead stacks

with cornice.

Statement of Special Interest

House appears on 18th century maps and plans as larger

block with flanking wings, probably incorporating earlier

building from which dated lintel survives. Reported to be

derelict in 1835 (The New Statistical Account). The mansion

reduced in size and height by 1880, as farmhouse (Martine).

Garden Walls and Orangery survive; listed separately.



Wemyss Drawings: 18th century "PLANS OF THE LANDS IN


Survey by John Bell 1792 RHP 1036

Survey circa 1800 RHP 3713

Survey late 19th century RHP 5524



C McWilliam, LOTHIAN, 1978, p99.

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.

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