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- Date Added
- Local Authority
- East Lothian
- Planning Authority
- East Lothian
- NT 64308 75231
- 364308, 675231
1836. Single storey row of 4, 3-bay cottar houses, of
Improvement period, given sympathetic piend-roofed rear
additions circa 1890. Red sandstone rubble with stugged
and droved ashlar dressings.
S ELEVATION: each cottage symmetrical with doorway
flanked by almost square windows; rubble in larger
blocks below cills. Pantiles and grey slate easing course.
N ELEVATION: piend-roofed extensions to each cottage;
each with 2 windows, that to right narrower. Pantiles
and red tile easing course.
E and W elevations largely blank, with small 4-pane
windows by re-entrant angles to rear.
12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Mutual gable and end stacks in ashlar.
Statement of Special Interest
Important, early examples of post-Improvement cottages;
possibly after Lord Rosebery's Dalmeny Cottages, illustrated
in London (1836) and earlier in the Highland Society
TRANSACTIONS; Lord Blantyre's Improved Cottages illustrated
in the Society's 1847-9 TRANSACTIONS, on the nearby
Lennoxlove estate, were more probably derived from the
example at Pitcox, than the reverse. The entail records
account for 8 cot houses in 1836, and the presumably
identical second row of 4 was evident on the 1854 OS
map, to E, evidently replaced later. The 8 cost $261.15.4,
through the commission of Mary Hamilton Nisbet Ferguson
of Biel. The 4 cottages are at present (1988) uninhabited.
2 further later rows now echo the above cottages to E,
similarly bordering the roadside, not included in current
J C Loudon COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA ARCHITECTURE, 1836, pp
SRO SC40/67/8, pp 212-3.
TRANSACTIONS of Highland and Agricultural Society, New
Further information courtesy of Dr John Shaw.
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