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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 54434 71880
354434, 671880


Circa 1800. 2-storey 3-bay farmhouse. Red rubble sandstone with grey ashlar dressings and squared and coursed W front; painted rear elevation and ashlar margins; base and eaves course. W elevation: aggrandised circa 1820 (?); corniced and pilastered doorpiece at centre with deep-set, flush-panelled door and decorative fanlight; window above at 1st floor; stone mullioned tripartites in outer bays at each floor. E elevation: stair window at centre and windows at each floor in outer bays. Single storey, piend roofed porch addition intercepting SE corner, with doorway in re-entrant angle to N. N and S gables with attic windows. Garage addition to S elevation. Walled Garden: high rubble, harl pointed walls to rectangular garden at E. Gatepiers: square ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal copes to S drive.

Statement of Special Interest

The existence of such a substantial walled garden and ennobled principal elevation along with the name Renton Hall, suggest the flourishing state of the farm and tile works in the 19th century. The settlement/steading 1st appears on Armstrong's 1773 map of Haddingtonshire, then named

Hags. The cottage to NW by the steading is 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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