Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 60765 74321
360765, 674321


Circa 1850. Fine, early quadrangular steading of

Improvement period. Squared and snecked red

sandstone, stugged, with droved dressings. Lying-pane

glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Crowstepped

gabled with beak skewputts and formerly with ball finials.

Grey slates. Diamond stacks, some linked.

NE ELEVATION: 15-bay. Tall segmental pend entrance at

centre with chamfered arrises to jambs and small granary

window above; 5 bays flanking each side with segmental

cart-arches, chamfered jambs as above, and granary

windows above; arch left of pend later blocked in brick

with door and window inserted. Slightly advanced,

crowstepped, gabled outer bays, each of 2 bays with

doorways flanked by windows at ground and hayloft doors

above at centre.

SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical, former cottage range, single

storey at centre, 2-storey outer bays. Doorway at

centre, flanked by further doors and cottage windows to

each side; slightly advanced gabled outer bays each of

3 bays and 2 storeys; S gables with kennels at ground

dog run with coped, railed walled courtyard in front;

doorway flanked by round-arched glazed narrow windows

to outer left gable; both gables with hayloft doors

flanked by granary windows to upper storeys, the door

to left blocked and windows glazed for cottage use.

SE ELEVATION: hayloft above assorted ancillary buildings

including stables and slaughter house; pedestrian

doorways in irregular grouping with windows currently

blocked and hayloft windows above.

NE ELEVATION: engine house projecting from N end, with

yellow brick, circular section stalk, with moulded neck

and coping.

INTERIOR: covered cattle court added 1879, with cast-iron

columns and timber beams, covering entire quadrangle;

boarded timber stalls and cart divisions. Stone steps in

cartshed leading to granary. Cast-iron range and grates

retained in cottages.

Statement of Special Interest

The steading was built to replace the earlier Home Farm

of the Whittingehame Estate, which lay to the E. It is

important as a large and early example of a green field

site design, incorporating fine stables, dairy and kennels,

and with cottages included in one range. The style of

building, masonry treatment and diamond stacks, all

suggest that the design emanated from the office of Burn

and Bryce, which had executed many other works on the

estate. The 1879 work was almost certainly by John

Farquharson of Haddington, who altered the farm cottages

opposite the steading and built the manager's house (both

listed separately), a few years previously. Such a covered

court is notable for its early date and extent. Further

additions and alterations were made to the interior of the

steading circa 1879 and additions to the upper floors of the

ranges. The former dairy, projecting from the left of the

SE elevation, now derelict, dated from 1850, and

comprised a verandah, louvred shutters, chimneypiece, blue

and white enamel tiles and slate shelves.



Whittingehame Estate plans; copies at NMRS.

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