Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 59085 72481
359085, 672481


Mid 19th century. Entrance range to W in Germanic style

centrepiece and later stalk and engine house adjoined to

N range. Squared, snecked and stugged rubble and

ashlar dressings to W range, larger masonry to later

additions at N. Chamfered arrises to openings. Gablet

skews to principal openings and corbelled skewputts.

Grey slates, corrugated asbestos to N projections.

W (MAIN) RANGE: 7 symmetrical bays; advanced gabled

entrance bay at centre with set-offs, hoodmoulded

round-arched opening to pend, with keystone and

corbelled dovecot above; pointed-arch opening to dovecot

and stone piend roof. Pyramid spire intersected by

gables of each elevation; decorative weathervane. 2-bays

flanking each side with hayloft windows breaking eaves in

gabled dormerheads. Advanced gabled outer bays with

windows at ground and hayloft window in gablehead; each

return with gabled hayloft door. Louvred, piend-roofed

ventilators set between hayloft dormerheads to W, with

fish-scale Piend roofs, lead flashings and finials.

N RANGE AND STALK: high gabled wing projecting off-centre

to right with gabled engine house set in re-entrant to

left, and with further gabled projecting on E return with

machinery doors. Tall stone pedestal to circular section

yellow brick stack with moulded neck. Cast-iron columns

to cartshed to left of N range.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly known as Popplehal or Popilhall, by site of former

nunnery. Impressive frontage is outstanding among

Improvement steadings in East Lothian and in its setting.




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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