Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47593 67806
347593, 667806


Robert Burn, 1802. 3-bay, 2-storey house with slightly recessed single storet wings; 1-room deep. Squared cream rubble with grey ashlar dressings and eaves course.

W ELEVATION: 3-bays grouped towards centre; corniced and architraved doorway; 2-leaf doors and fanlight; windows in flanking bays to each bay at 1st floor. Single window to wing to right, and altered to doorway with gabled hot-house on left wing.

E ELEVATION: stair window at centre; stone mullioned tripartite windows in outer bays at ground and single windows at 1st floor. 3-light flat roofed dormers. 12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Grey slates to deep pitch; ashlar skews and generous end stacks.

GATES, PIERS AND RETAINING WALLS: simple wrought-iron gates. Squared rubble piers and ashlar coped quadrant walls, leading to further retaining walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Former stable offices of manse lie to W along roadside, serving currently as Tithe Byre and Bygone Byre, and are not included in current listings. The Forrest map indicates that there was a manse of some standing, on or near site in 1799. It seems more probable that the present manse dates to the Burn work, possibly incorporating earlier fabric.



M Wyllie HISTORY OF SALTOUN AND THE FLETCHER FAMILY (1987) p14, p34. Forrest, map of Haddingtonshire, 1799. NMRS plans by Burn for court and offices.

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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