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

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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