Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 60023 74304
360023, 674304


William Burn, circa 1830. Single storey gabled former post office and post master s house, with successive additions soon after. Squared, stugged and coursed red and pink sandstone with droved and chamfered reveals. WEST ELEVATION: asymmetrical. 2 advanced gabled bays at centre, that to right larger with stone mullioned bipartite window with stone bracketted canopy, blind slit in apex; slightly further advanced bay to left with stone mullioned bipartite. Gabled entrance bay set in re-entrant angle to right, in segmentally arched opening and fanlight; timber mullioned bipartite to recessed outer left bay and window to recessed bay to outer right. NORTH ELEVATION: shallow advanced gabled bay to right with set-off stack projecting slightly at centre, flanked to left by doorway with stone consoled gabled hood, former post office name board under hood. Timber mullioned bipartite to left bay. REAR ELEVATION: 3 gabled bays. Plate glass sash and case windows. Large grey slates. Crowstepped gables with beak skewputts. Single diamond stacks, one missing (1988).

Statement of Special Interest

See Old School House, above. 3 gabled, ashlar coped privies

remain at rear, in ruinous condition.



See Luggate Burn, Old School House, listed separately above.

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1853, published 1855) Haddingtonshire, Sheet 11 (includes: Dunbar; Spott; Stenton; Whittingehame)

Six inches to the mile, 1st Edition Ornance Survey: Southampton.

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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