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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44345 68986
344345, 668986


Early 19th century. Square plan, 2-storey classical manse. Yellow sandstone squared rubble with droved grey ashlar dressings; rough pointing. Eaves course. S elevation: 3 symmetrical bays. Centre bay advanced and breaking eaves with blocking course and tablet. Corniced and pilastered doorpiece with doorway in wide segmental arch; tripartite door with decorative fanlight. Canted windows flanking at

ground, intercepting advanced bay, with cornices, and 4-centred narrow windows to splayed sides. Regular single windows above. E

elevation: 4-bay. 2 wide bays to left of centre with windows to each floor (blind window at 1st floor in outer bay); 2 bays to right of centre grouped closely with narrow windows to each floor. W elevation: 5 nearly regular bays with windows to each bay at ground and 1st floor (blind window opposite that above). N elevation: irregular. Bays left of centre advanced;door to right. Later 2-storey extension to

NE. Predominantly 12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows, with 4-centred pattern in side windows of canted bays. Shouldered wallhead stacks to E and W elevations. Grey slates to piend

roofs. Terrace wall: ashlar coped rubble terrace wall to S of house. Gatepiers: 2 square ashlar gatepiers with chamfered corners, and panels, and corniced caps, sited to W of manse. Stable court:

currently undergoing conversion to parish community centre (1988). L-plan court comprised of 2 irregular gabled ranges, sited to NE of manse, adjoined by common retaining wall. Cartshed and hayloft in N range, with segmental carriage arch. Former stables in E range.

Statement of Special Interest

Sizeable square plan of manse is surprising; the possibility that it was doubled in size to rear is not, however, suggested by the masonry (and the present form is shown on the 1854 OS). Furthermore, the NSA in 1839, explained "Through the kindness of the Heritors, the manse is in excellent condition, and very commodious", and Dick Lauder later continued "We have long been in the habit of considering the manse as a gem amongst clergymens residences of the same kind. Situated on the sunny slope, amid shrubberies and garden stretching down the river, it seems to be the very nest of human content".



NSA vol 2.Dick Lauder,Scottish Rivers (1874).

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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