Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 51198 83703
351198, 683703


John Alexander Carfrae, 1912. Single storey, U-plan

school with later addition. Squared and snecked

Rattlebag masonry. Dressed and plain ashlar dressings.

N ELEVATION: almost symmetrical. Advanced splayed bay at

centre with coped "colonial" gable absorbing stack to

right. Semi-circular, arched large window at centre with

raised keystone and Gibbsian surround. Single window to

left splay. Doors in re-entrant angles with roll-moulded

architraves, waved at lintels. Recessed end bays with

single window breaking eaves in cartouched "colonial"

gable to right.

Modern flat-roofed infill at rear. Gable later wings. 3 large

windows to right gable with semi-circular panel

above taller centre window billet architrave 2 high

windows to left gable with carved quatrefoil, '1912' panel

in gable head.

E ELEVATION: simply detailed.

W ELEVATION: 3 bays to right with centre window breaking

eaves in cartouched 'colonial' gable. Gabled bays to left

with 2 paired windows and stack to right skew.

Multi-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Slated roof. Leaded apron to domed circular bellcote with

fine finial to S of centre ridge.

WALLS AND GATEWAY: rubble boundary wall coped to N

front with quadrant walls, wrought-iron railings. Square

ashlar gate piers with moulded panels to N and moulded

coping. Decorative wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Carfrae was a popular school architect (see Newton and Knox

Academy in Haddington). Formerly housed public school, now

primary. Arts and Crafts touches to use of materials,

including 3 ashlar courses closing gable heads. Ironwork

almost certainly by Thomas Hadden.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN 1978, p.177.

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.

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