Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Whitekirk And Tyninghame
NT 60913 79136
360913, 679136


Thomas Hannan, 1836, 2-storey house with single storey L-plan

school adjoining, enlarged 1852. Random rubble, heavily

pointed with droved ashlar dressings.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay house with broad, advanced gabled outer

bay to right. Decoratively boarded gabled porch with barge-

boarding and small-pane windows set in re-entrant angle at

centre. Tall ground floor windows with marginally smaller 1st

floor window with dormer.

N ELEVATION: single storey school projecting at right;

gabled bay left. School wing of 5 bays. 3 tall windows

to centre and left, and window to right blocked door in

4th bay. Former gabled wing adjoined at right angles to

outer right, converted as garage.

W ELEVATION: gabled wing of house to right with ground

and 1st floor windows. Advanced gabled wing of single

storey school to left with tall window to right and on S

return and with lean-to porch adjoined to left.

E ELEVATION: blank with ashlar wallhead stack.

12-pane glazing to school house and 24-pane to large

school windows in sash and case. Grey slates. Ashlar

coped skews.

SCHOOL INTERIOR: 2 large school rooms with coombed

ceilings, double doors and some boarded dado.

Statement of Special Interest

Served as school until circa 1965. Above ground floor

window on N courtyard side of house on lintel is

painted "cheese room".

B Group with Items 15-17, 28-32, 34-37, 39.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978), p.455.

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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