Listed Building

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Group Category Details
Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Whitekirk And Tyninghame
NT 60883 79035
360883, 679035


Thomas Hannan, circa 1840, incorporating earlier

cottages. Group of 5 single storey 3-bay cottages

arranged in U-plan, mirrored about centre. Squared and

snecked pink rubble with stugged ashlar dressings.

STREET ELEVATION: detached cottage at centre (No 3) with

pilastered doorpiece bearing weathered inscription

"Rebuilt 1840" and with gable head breaking eaves above;

ashlar skews. Bipartites flanking. 2 cottages to either

side arranged in semi-detached L-plans. Stone

bracketted slab canopies to doorways; flanking

bipartites. Additional window inserted in re-entrant

angle of No 1.

REAR ELEVATIONS: irregular openings, some altered with

rendered margins.

SIDE ELEVATIONS: similarly irregular openings.

4-pane glazing pattern with timber mullions to

bipartites. Raised skews; ashlar stacks with

thackstanes. Pantiles.

Statement of Special Interest

Poorhouses existed at Tyninghame pre 1745 and the circa

1840 work improved their form for inclusion in the

estate village. Eaves line follows falling ground

notably at Nos 2 and 4.

B Group with Items 15-17, 28-36, 39.



NSA II (1835), pp. 40-41.

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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