Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 63131 75982
363131, 675982


Robert Rowand Anderson, 1886. Single storey and attic

cottage, English vernacular style. Squared and snecked

red sandstone with ashlar dressings to ground floor,

mock timber-framing to attic floor.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical 3-bay. Advanced gabled bay to left

with stone mullioned row of 5 narrow lights at ground;

jettied attic floor with 5-light canted oriel swept up from

decorative arcaded timber-framing, apex jettied again. Porch

Flanking single storey wings slightly advanced, with

at centre set in re-entrant angle, with cat-slide roof;

tripartite windows in segmentally arched panels.

entered from W through depressed arch doorway, paired

W ELEVATION: 2-storey, 2-bay addition to centre and

segmental windows to N; panelled 2-leaf door. 4-light window

flanking bay to right, with doorway on N return;

to outer right bay, detailed as left bay, and gabled 4-light

dormer window.

S ELEVATION: outer right bay gabled (S end of cross

wing) with narrow 5-light window, intercepted by stack

flanking centre bay; low stone mullioned bipartite to

ground at centre and tripartite swept dormer window above.

Canted 5-light window to outer left bay, added after 1926,

with piend roof. Glazed lean-to conservatory inserted between

outer right bay at ground, and small stone boiler house,

formerly detached.

E ELEVATION: window to left and slightly advanced stack to

right with saw-tooth set-off near ground.

W ELEVATION: blank with slightly advanced stack at

centre, breaking through apex of eaves.

Small-pane casement windows; timber mullions to attic

windows, and tile hanging to sides of dormer windows.

Rosemary tiles. Ashlar coping to stacks. Studded details to

mock timber-framing. Barge boarded overhanging eaves.

Decorative gutter fixtures.

Statement of Special Interest

Confusingly placed by Bielhill, rather than by

Beesknowe steading and cottages which lie nearby to W.

Shuttered ashcrete with plaster were employed between

the mock timber-framing, presenting an early use of such

a concrete. Possibly built for factor of Biel estate.



NMRS plans. Copy of plan in possession of C Spence.

ELD/235/4 signed 19 St Andrews Square, 1886.

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.

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