Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 67292 75516
367292, 675516


John Mason Junior, 1832 school, altered to schoolhouse circa

1872, when new school was adjoined to E, currently serving as

community centre. Squared and snecked, red rubble sandstone

with stugged ashlar dressings and base course.

SCHOOL HOUSE: single storey with attic and basement;

S ELEVATION: 3-bay symmetrical. Corbelled, open pediment to

door in centre gabled bay, with small pane fanlight; stone

mullioned bipartite in gable head with school bell above;

large windows flanking at ground.

Modern lean-to extension at rear. Plate glass glazing pattern to

sash and case windows; green slates to timber bracketted,

overhanging eaves; gable end stacks.

COMMUNITY CENTRE: rear block adjoined to E gable of school

house, with 2 windows to N and stone mullioned bipartite in

E gable; to S larger gabled, school room block. Projecting porch set

in re-entrant angle formed between house and school room with

shouldered lintel to door and moulded blocking course above;

boarded door with decorative hinges. Further porch, gabled,

adjoined to E end of school room block. 2 windows to S. Tall

bipartites on gable ends to E and W with small windows in gable


Multi-pane glazing pattern to S windows, with small pane to

remaining, in sash and case windows. Green slates to

overhanging timber bracketted eaves: stack set in

valley. Decorative timber bellcote with spirelet and weathervane.

Finial retained in E gable.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1872 Education Scotland Act prompted the new building.

Together they form a prominent centrepiece in Spott.

Closed as a school in 1959.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p439.

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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