Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44230 69106
344230, 669106


James Hamilton, Lord Pencaitland, late 17th century. One of mirrored pair of 2-storey, l-plan pavilions to Pencaitland House (destroyed by fire in 1876). White painted harling; ashlar dressings with chamfered arrises; generous eaves. Unusual angle blocks. NW elevations: 4 irregularly spaced bays; door to left of centre with strip

fanlight; window in each remaining bay at both floors. Ashlar rubble wall adjoined to outer left. NE elevation:similarly of 4 irregular bays iwth smaller irregular windows. SW and SE elevations: each of 2 symmetrical bays with windows to each floor. Stairblock in re-entrant angle to S, with lean-to rubble outbuilding adjoined to right and lean-to rubble porch to left, with panelled door. Further short stretch of rubble wall running S. Small-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Corniced stone stacks; grey slates; piend roofs with swept eaves; lead flashings.

Statement of Special Interest

Old Penkaet House with outbuilding, gatepiers and gates comprised the other pavilion and remaining works on the policies, and are listed separately. The original stone winding stair is retained at Pankaet House, which took this house-name simply to differentiate with Old Penkaet House, though the 2 were contemporary and by the same architect.



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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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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