Listed Building

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PRESTON, PRESTON TOWER, WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB17532

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
05/02/1971
Date Removed:
26/10/2015
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Prestonpans
NGR
NT 39061 74062
Coordinates
339061, 674062

Removal Reason

Dual designation

Description

17th century. Random rubble walls, enclosing Preston Tower (see separate listing) to W, N and E. Renaissance gateway to E of Preston Tower, comprising mirrored tooled sandstone ashlar gatepiers, surmounted by divided pediment section finials, with scrolls to tympanum. Replacement gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Monument. A Group with Preston Tower and Preston Tower Dovecot (see separate listings). The gatepiers incorporate modern 2-leaf steel vehicular gates.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS, INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF EAST LOTHIAN (1924), p102; C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978), p394.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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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