Listed Building

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Group Category Details
Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Whitekirk And Tyninghame
NT 60972 79098
360972, 679098


U-plan arrangement of 18th century. Single storey smithy

at centre flanked by single storey and attic E wing

(Smithy Cottage) and 2-storey W wing (Post Office), both

probably by Thomas Hannan circa 1840.

SMITHY: rubble with ashlar dressings; chamfered arrises

to doorway. Earlier 2-bay section to left with 2

enlarged windows and small blocked window to outer left;

adjoined to right by extension with doorway to left and

2 similarly sized windows to right. Multi-pane glazing

(fixed) pattern. Raised skews to steeply pitched

pantiled roofs. Brick gable wallhead stacks to earlier


POST OFFICE: stugged, snecked rubble and ashlar


W (MAIN) ELEVATION: raised gabled porch at centre;

chamfered arrises to door surround. Small inserted

bathroom window above under eaves to left. Windows to

flanking bays, breaking eaves in gabled dormerheads.

E ELEVATION: Symmetrical 3-bay. Consoled slab canopy to

doorway with chamfered arrises. Window above breaking

eaves in gabled dormerhead. Single windows of both

floors in flanking bays.

S GABLE: projecting stack with set-offs at centre

intercepted by penticed shelter added and extending

left. 12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Boarded doors with strip fanlights. NE angle intercepted

at ground by smithy. Saw-tooth ashlar skews; gablet

skewputts. Moulded gable end stacks. Pantiles, red to

E pitch, grey and red to W.

SMITHY COTTAGE: stugged rubble and ashlar dressings.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: consoled slab canopy to doorway

at centre. Boarded door with strip fanlight. Windows to

flanking bays.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: possibly incorporating earlier wall

to centre and left with 2 narrow windows. Wallhead stack

left of centre.

S GABLE: projecting bipartite window at centre with

raised base course and penticed slab roof. 2 small attic

windows flanking. Moulded gable wallhead stack. Small-

pane glazing to sash and case windows. Saw-tooth skews.

Pantiled roof, red to E pitch, grey to W, with skylights

inserted. NW angle intercepted by smithy.

Statement of Special Interest

Smithy Cottage formerly known as Head Forester's House.

Village pump in boarded box with wrought-iron handle

lies to S of the smithy group.

B Group with items 15-17, 28-33, 35-37, 39.



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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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