Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 47286 69915
347286, 669915


Circa 1805. Quadrangular stable block comprised of cottage range to N, classical stable range to S, carriage range to W and cartshed to E. Rubble with droved ashlar dressings and S elevation of S range.

S RANGE: 9-bay classical elevation to S; centre and outer bays breaking eaves with recessed round arched panels, impost bands, cornice and blocking course, former entrance at centre currently blocked as window; blinded windows in remaining bays. Machinery door (sliding doors) inserted in E end. Openings to courtyard blocked. Piend roof, grey slates. Interior whitewashed with evidence of former stall divisions and of niched hay-heck recesses. Scissor beam timber roof.

N RANGE: 2-storey cottages. 9 bays to N with doorway at centre; former segmental carriage arches to left blocked as windows, windows to right at ground; window to each 1st floor bay except penultimate bays. Courtyard elevation asymmetrical with rubble wall abutting at centre. Heraldic semi-circular panel of Sinclair family above doorway to left of centre, dated 1647 (removed from earlier stables or from Herdmanston House pre 1913); keystone immediately above door dated 1805 with initial S.

W RANGE: open to N end; 4 low segmental carriage arches to courtyard elevation (1 blocked) and with doorway to S.

E RANGE: blank outer elevation and gabled cartsheds to courtyard, with cast-iron columns. Plate glass sash and case windows to cottages. Grey slates to S and W ranges; pantiles to gabled cottages and cartsheds.

Statement of Special Interest

Herdmanston House was demolished in 1970s. Dovecot and former chapel nearby are listed separately. Severe classical style of S stable range bears similarities with Hedderwick stables, Dunbar.




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