Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 60766 74367
360766, 674367


Probably William Burn, circa 1830. Single storey symmetrical

row of 6 cottages, some with attic, given additional

dormers by John Farquharson of Haddington, 1876. Squared

and snecked stugged red sandstone with droved ashlar

dressings. Timber mullions.

SE ELEVATION: centre block of 4 cottages, 6-bay single

storey with attics, flanked by 2-bay T-plan cottages.

Stone bracketted canopies to bipartite windows to 2 centre

and 2 outer bays of main block, with depressed arch,

voussoired recesses in intermediate bays. Gabled

dormerheads above bipartite windows; 2 flat-roofed

slate-hung dormers (1876). Single storey cottages with

advanced gabled bays nearest main block, with stone

bracketted canopy above bipartite windows and blind slit

in gablehead; single windows to recessed outer bays.

NW ELEVATION: main block with 4 rear entrances and

symmetrically placed small windows. 4 slate-hung dormer

partly glazed small square skylights. Outer cottages

similarly detailed.

END ELEVATIONS: gabled ends walls of detached cottages

with blind windows, bracketted canopies and blind slits in


4-pane and lying-pane glazing patterns to sash and case

windows. Grey slates. Ridge and gable end stacks to

main range, ridge stacks to outer cottages. Saw-tooth

coping to skews; decorative skewputts to gabled


Statement of Special Interest

Eastfield Farm lies to S, and was originally the

Home Farm of the Estate (listed separately). The Farm

Manager's house, to W of cottages, is listed separately.

3 gabled privy and coal-shed outbuildings were built to

either side of cottages.



Whittingehame Estate plans (copies to NMRS).

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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