Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47158 69812
347158, 669812


13th century, rebuilt circa 1840. Remaining portion of former chapel built by Baron St Clairs, later serving as burial vault. Large cream ashlar blocks; slab roof. Rectangular plan, circa 30x14'. Doorway in E gable, pilaster flanked with blinded pointed arch panel springing above cornice of quasi-pedimented gablehead; angle pilasters, 2-leaf boarded doors 1840, with decorative cast-iron fittings and carved timber

panel. Small pointed in W gable, currently blocked. Blank elevations to N and window at centre of S elevation, blocked.

INTERIOR: vaulted and white-washed, 2 monumental slabs, 1 of 1594. Number of later memorial wall tablets. Former door, studded and with mask view-hole, currently kept inside.

Statement of Special Interest

Hermanston House largely 17th century, was demolished in 1970s. A parallel may be made in form to the Soutra Aisle, Midlothian. Steading and dovecot remain, and are listed separately.



RCAHMS INVENTROY No 162. M Wyllie HISTORY OF SALTOUN AND THE FLETCHER FAMILY (1987) p33. Sir T Dick Lauder SCOTTISH RIVERS (1890) p 327.nsa p115, pp121-2.

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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