Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 62960 73403
362960, 673403


Circa 1870. 2-storey gabled farmhouse, with 1st floor

breaking eaves. Roughly squared red sandstone rubble

with grey ashlar dressings, base and band courses.

Chamfered reveals. Stone mullions.

N ELEVATION: 4-bay, asymmetrical. bipartite stair

window off-centre to right, under eaves, with small

window at ground, narrow gabled bay to left with

windows to each floor, flanked to outer left by wider and

taller gabled bay with porch adjoined at right and

2 varied 1st floor windows; gabled timber porch with

decorative details; geometric tiles to floor; 2-leaf door

with decorative fittings. Outer bay to right gabled, with

bipartite at ground and 1st floor window.

W ELEVATION: 2 gabled service buildings projecting at

ground, adjoined at W. Service court enclosed by ashlar

coped walls to W.

E ELEVATION: gabled bay to left, bipartites at ground;

1st floor windows, that to right breaking eaves in gabled


6-pane glazing pattern to sash and case window; timber

eaves brackets and plain barge boards. Grey ashlar

stacks with moulded coping.

TERRACE WALLS: red rubble walls with grey ashlar coping

to terrace on falling ground to S and E.

GATEPIERS: pair of red sandstone ashlar drum piers with

hemispherical caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Sited to N of Presmennan Lake which was constructed circa

1819, with backdrop of evergreen plantation. The gabled form

of the house, with low service wing and enclosed court to

one side, is similar to that of Ninewar, Dunbar Parish,

listed separately, though with different details, and to

Drumcharry, Montrose Road, Auchterarder Burgh; the latter

was by Alexander MacGregor and it is possibly that Presmennan

Farmhouse and Ninewar were also by him.



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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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