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

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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