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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 53559 67836
353559, 667836


Early 18th century with many later alterations. Long 2-storey

house (originally 2) in terraced pair with Ystrad House.

Harled and painted rubble with red sandstone ashlar dressings,

chamfered arrises.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical. Piend-roofed full-height stairwell

added at early date, projecting off-centre to right with

small stair window and ball finials at angles; decorative

pheasant weathervane; low door by re-entrant angle on S return.

Windows flanking stairwell to left by re-entrant angle, with

further window blocked from former door at ground to left;

windows to both floors in outer bays. 12-pane glazing pattern, predominantly in sash and case windows. Coped stone end

stack and wallhead stack at rear. Ashlar coped skews. Grey

slates to pitched roof.

RETAINING WALLS AND PIERS: rubble coped rubble garden walls

to S, adjoined to house, with quadrants and pyramidally

coped rubble piers. Rigg wall to E.

Statement of Special Interest

Allegedly built to serve as factor's/yeoman's houses for the

Yester estate, and contemporary with James Smith's work on

the mansion. Windows have been enlarged and stacks renewed.

Ystrad House to N reflects more closely the probable original

form of the semi-detached pair, each with 2 doorways.



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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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