Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 62920 77822
362920, 677822


Late 18th century farmhouse, aggrandised and extended

circa 1820. T-plan with irregular additions and stair

block to NE re-entrant angle making L-plan. Rubble

whinstone, roughly squared for S elevation, with

contrasting ashlar dressings. Hoodmoulds to windows of

sides and rear with eaves course; string course and

cornice to S.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: tall single storey, symmetrical

3-bay frontage, circa 1820, to gabled S wing. Tripartite

doorway set in segmental archway with decorative

fanlights. Venetian windows flanking with intersecting

tracery to arched lights. Panelled door. 1st floor

windows and gable head stacks to side elevations of S


N (REAR) ELEVATION: central 2-storey wing raised in late

19th century to include attic storey with piend roof

dormerheads to N and W. Re-entrant angle to SE with

extensions of varying date. Single storey lean-to N

gable across courtyard formed of lean-to outbuildings to

S, barn to E and cart and granary to N with blocked

segmental arches and square granary windows.

Small-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows with

some 4-pane to later additions, some lying-pane.

Decorative cast-iron gutter head dated 1896 to side.

Plain raised skews to S wing with gable head stacks;

piend roof and centre stack to N wing; grey slates.

INTERIOR: tripartite vestibule screen. Simple classical

chimneypieces, panelled interior shutters and dado to S


RETAINING WALLS: ashlar coped rubble parapet to S with

former railings removed; cast-iron columns to timber


Statement of Special Interest

Architect possibly James Burn of Haddington (suggested

by McWilliam) or possibly Robert Brown who produced a

similarly classical facade in the same materials at

Lady's Field, Whitekirk in 1837 (listed separately).

Tynefield was long the property of the Hunter family who

produced a variety of popular wheat, "Hunter's", grown

for quality and productivity. In 19th century, gate

lodges stood to S (evident on maps of 1840 and 1854) now




C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978) p200.


About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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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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