Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 55592 72513
355592, 672513


James Gillespie Graham, 1826, with Robert Wright as overseeing architect. 2-storey, 3-bay, T-plan manse with later single storey additions. Harled Chesters rubble with Hailes ashlar quoins, margins and eaves course. W elevation: substantial pilastered doorpiece at centre with segmentally arched doorway; decorative fanlight and deep-set panelled door; windows in flanking bays and to each bay at 1st floor.

E elevation:jamb projecting at centre with stair window on S return by re-entrant angle; porch addition at ground; single storey piend roofed addition set in re-entrant angle to N, with 1st floor windows above; E end with window to each floor at centre, and additional window at ground. N and S elevations: originally blank. Decorative modern conservatory added to S elevation of N-S block, and garage to

N. Small-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Shouldered and corniced ashlar end stacks (1 brick repaired); decorative cans

retained. Grey slates to piend roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Louden described that "Plans and specifications for the new manse were prepared by Mr Gillespie Graham", a fact ascertained from the kirk-session records. Messrs Swinton and Dickson were the contractors. Earlier manse was sited mearer to the church by the

burn, and was pulled down in 1827, owing to its ruinous condition. The new manse cost between $800 and $900.



David Louden History of Morham (1989) p74.NSA (1837) pp269-270.

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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