Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44368 66808
344368, 666808


Circa 1885. 5-storey maltings adjoining to S of earlier buildings. Brick with contrasting brick margins. Set in glen of Kinchie Burn. S elevation: 7-bay; regular fenestration. Door to outer right at

ground, and at 4th floor to cantilevered bridge linking with later building adjoined to E. Clock at centre in place of 1st floor

window. Mullioned and transomed windows with shutters below, transom and small-panes above, and small-pane windows. Grey slates to piend and platform roof; ashlar coped skews. Interior: ceased to serve as maltings in 1960s, currently serving as museum space. Cast-iron columns with brackets to capitals supporting timber beams of timber

floors; cast-iron saddles. Stalk: circa 1895. Circular section terracotta brick stalk with black bands and neck. Sited to E of maltings.

Statement of Special Interest

Glenkinchie Distillery was founded circa 1837 by John and George

Rate, but full production ceased between 1853 and 1880. Between 1880 and 1881,the Glen Kinchie Distillery Company began to rebuild the

plant. Currently licensed to John Haig and Company Limited, as part of SMD Limited. The Kilns have been demolished.



M S Moss and J R Hume The Making of Scottish Whisky (1981)p239.The Whisky Distilleries of Scotland (1887) pp77-79.

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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