Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 42578 71129
342578, 671129


Earlier 19th century. 3 groups of single and 2-storey

cottages, symmetrically ranged around a green. Sandstone rubble ,stugged ashlar dressings. N group Nos 1-7:elevation to green

comprised of pair of 2-storey, 2-bay cottages slightly advanced at centre, with outer 1st floor windows breaking eaves in gabled

dormers, doors paired at centre (right door blocked), and forestair at rear; 2 3-bay single storey cottages flanking each side, each side with door at centre flanked by windows. 2 further single storey cottages on return wing to N by roadside at W. E range, nos 8-16: 2 paired, 2-storey wider 2-bay cottages at centre, with gabled dormerheads over bipartite at centre of 1st floor, with blank shield, and dormerheads to outer windows; modern double porch at centre. 4 3-bay single storey cottages flanking each side; 2 to outer left stepped down; cottage to outer right altered as garage and store; modern porches to Nos 8,13 and 14. S group,Nos 17-23: U-plan group;range to green at N detailed as N group. 2 single storey cottages to roadside with single linking bay adjoined to N cottage. S range of u-plan detailed as elevation to green of E range, but with only 2 single storey cottages flanking each

side, and with 3 blocked doors. Variety of glazing patterns, some lying-pane, some 4-pane some modern in sash and case or casement windows. Pantiles retained and renewed on certain cottages.

Crowstepped gables and beak skewputts to 2-storey cottages; piend-roofed ends to roadside, coped skews to dormerheads. Coped end and mutual gable stacks, some repaired in brick.

Statement of Special Interest

Commissioned by Lady Ruthven of Winton House, to replace earlier derelict cottages by the mansion; intented to be a new village.

Post-War local authority houses opposite were symathetically grouped to echo the main U-plan arrangement of the 19th century cottages. Nos 1-23 are listed B despite alterations to glazing and additions of porches, for their historical importance and absence of irreversible changes.



Winton House (guidebook).

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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