Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 60063 74201
360063, 674201


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.

W 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.

N 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.

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