Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 65472 78030
365472, 678030


Circa 1878. Single storey, rectangular plan engineering

works with projecting power house and stalk. Brick with

dressings of contrasting colour. 200' by 40'. Windows

under eaves.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: engine house advanced off-centre

to left, altered to form shop; brick base course with

cast-iron columns and glazing; doorway on N return.

8 bays flanking to right with doorway in penultimate


W ELEVATION: 18 windows, regularly spaced.

N AND S ELEVATIONS: 4 windows, spaced as above.

STALK: tapering square section brick shaft, with

contrasting quoins, neck band and square coping of 8

brick courses; 50' high, set in N pitch of power house.

Overlapping glazing between cast-iron uprights. 4-pane

sash and case windows to former office windows at N end.

Corrugated iron piend roofs. Weathervane.

INTERIOR: steam engine removed but boiler in situ

(1987). Unusual truss form to open roof. Painted brick


Statement of Special Interest

Thomas Sherriff and Co Works were pioneers in line of

agricultural engineering works, becoming specialists in

seed drills from an early date. The simple design of the

late 19th century works is impressive by its glazing and

polychrome brickwork.





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.

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