Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 61548 74513
361548, 674513


Circa 1800. 2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse with later

additions. White painted harling with droved sandstone

dressings, painted to windows.

S ELEVATION: stugged ashlar rectangular porch with

blocking course added at centre; 2-leaf door with

small-pane fanlight. Flanking windows grouped towards

centre, with windows to each bay at 1st floor under eaves.

N ELEVATION: rectangular stairwell with catslide roof

projecting at centre; 1 window under eaves. Advanced

single storey flat-roofed addition set in re-entrant angle

to left and earlier single storey addition to right with

catslide roof. 2 1st floor windows under eaves to left of

stairwell, 1 to right.

W ELEVATION: blank with modern conservatory added.

E ELEVATION: single-storey piend-roofed addition at ground

across full width with doorway to left and irregular

windows to N elevation. 1st floor window to left of main

gable. 4-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows

of original house. Plain raised skews with coped gable

wallhead stacks. Purple slates; skylights to N pitch and

E addition.

BOUNDARY WALLS, PIERS AND GATES: high rubble boundary

walls adjoined to house at SW, linking with steading walls

to S; rubble coped rubble wall to N; harled quadrant

with ashlar coping by house to SE, with stugged square

ashlar pier. Drum piers by steading to SE with

decorative iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ruchlaw Mains steading to S, not included in current

listing. Ruchlaw Mains was probably the home farm to

Ruchlaw House, to SE, listed separately.



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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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