Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 60476 73930
360476, 673930


William Burn 1833. Single storey, picturesque gabled

cottage ornee. Stugged squared and snecked red

sandstone with droved borders to chamfered arrises and

dressings; base course. Windows mainly bipartite with

timber mullions.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical 3-bay. Advanced gabled porch

at centre with curved corners to lintel of wide doorway;

armorial panel in apex; 2-leaf door. Gabled bay to left

with 4-light stone roof canted window. Gable-headed

bipartite window in projecting panel to outer right.

Recessed, lower eaved projection to E, with bipartite to S


Plate glass sash and case windows with some modern

glazing inserted. Large grey slates. Decoratively coped

barley sugar stacks. Distinctive scrolled barge boarding

with kingposts and finials added 1839 to all gables.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: rubble retaining walls with

semi-circular coping, ashlar coped by gate with

wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Built originally as School House. Similar barge boarding

used by David Bryce on Bowerhouse Lodge, Spott, and on East

Lodge to Archerfield, Dirleton. Lady Eleanor (nee Maitland,

d.1869) was the wife of James Balfour who bought the

estate in 1817. Redcliff, to N, was built just prior to the

cottage, and is listed separately; both are erected on site

of former village of Whittingehame (see RHP.2516 of 1793).



Whittingehame Estate plans.

CHURCHES (1957).

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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