Listed Building

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YESTER HOUSE, STABLESLB14696

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
01/06/1990
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Yester
NGR
NT 53950 67298
Coordinates
353950, 667298

Description

Quadrangular stable block of varying dates,

predominantly circa 1825, incorporating earlier fabric and

with classical S elevation and Tudor details circa 1850;

single and 2-storey ranges. Droved pink ashlar to S

elevation; red rubble sides and ashlar dressings; moulded

cornice with blocking course, base course, hoodmoulds.

Principal S range: 4 symmetrical 2-storey bays; sliding

garage doors added to openings at centre; recessed

square panels at 1st floor, each with window, linking

band course at level meeting rail; keystoned broad

hoodmould to each panel. Blank tablet with cornice above

at centre. Single storey corniced bays flanking, slightly

recessed, each with pedestrian doorway. Side ranges:

single storey, containing stables, with large windows and

doors at intervals.

Rear N range: 7, near-symmetrical, 2-storey bays.

Centre bay slightly advanced with segmental carriage arch

at ground, and stone mullioned tripartite above; tablet

set in blocking course at centre. Doorway flanked by

2 windows at ground to left, with 3 windows above.

2 doorways to right with 3 windows at ground and

3 above. Small-pane fanlights and glazing pattern to

sash and case windows, with pivoted panes in place of

upper sashes to stables. Roof not seen (1989).

INTERIOR: whitewashed stables with plaster cornice and

keystoned niche hayhecks, cast-iron railings, and with

some original paintwork remaining; timber stall divisions

with acorn finials, partially retained. Laundry sited in

rear range.

Statement of Special Interest

For further information on the estate, see Yester House.

An avenue of lime trees runs beside stable ranges.

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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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