Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 59587 74684
359587, 674684


Earlier 19th century steading, replacing earlier buildings.

Squared and snecked red sandstone, some stugged, some

rubble, some ashlar dressings. S range follows falling

ground, with swept hayloft opening breaking eaves;

louvred ventilators, and former doors blocked; machinery

door slapping to W gable end. Cattle courts to E;

segmental archways into byres and sturdy square,

pyramid capped gatepiers to each court. Largely blank

elevations to N and E. Sliding doors to feeding hatches;

unusual timber divisions to troughs; timber beams on

corbels in characteristic East Lothian manner.

STALK: threshing mill to W with later red brick circular

section stalk on tall pedestal.

CARTSHEDS: 2-bay gabled cartshed and granary to W of

steading, with segmental cart-arches to S and 2 hayloft

windows above; hayloft windows in gable ends. 3-bay

earlier cartshed and granary to S, across road, with

gabled bothy adjoined to E gable. 3 segmental

cart-arches to N elevation with cut down window above

centre arch and windows above outer bays; stone

forestair to doorway on W gable; similar hayloft openings

to S side, with modern lean-to addition at ground.

Gable-end stack to bothy, with 2 doorways, 1 window and

later machinery door to S elevation; louvred ventilator.

Single storey cartshed range to W, Pantiles to cattle court

ranges and single storey cartshed; corrugated asbestos to

cart and granary blocks, modern roofing to threshing


Statement of Special Interest

Important steading of early Improvement period retaining

distinctive and noteworthy details. Cottages and farmhouse

nearby, not included in current listing.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN 1978, p199.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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