Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Whitekirk And Tyninghame
NT 59586 81508
359586, 681508


1877. Single storey T-plan gabled school. Squared and

snecked stugged red sandstone with cream stugged ashlar

dressings, rubble at rear. Crowstepped gables; beak


W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled porch set in re-entrant

angle adjoined to E-W gabled wing; dated shield above

4-centred doorway with hoodmould and vertically paned

fanlight; boarded door. Hoodmoulded windows. Tripartite

to outer right with moulded blank square panel above

centre, small gable head window and corbelled base of

former bellcote. Recessed bays of N-S wing to left with

2 bipartites.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: gable to left of E-W wing with

tripartite window and small light above. No hoodmoulds.

S ELEVATION: raised gabled panel breaking eaves at

centre with tripartite window bearing taller centre

light, stepped down below in corbelled fashion

incorporating round arched niche. Single lights flanking

in outer bays. Hoodmoulds to all openings.

N GABLE: bipartite window with no hoodmould. Lean-to

harled boiler room adjoining to right.

Small-pane glazing to sash and case windows. Coped

ridge stack and N gable end stack with original can.

Slate roofs.

Rubble retaining wall holding higher ground on school

side to S, E and W.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed C(S) owing to prominent position in Whitekirk,

beside the church. Stylistic form common to several

post Education Act schools.



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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.

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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