Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44131 68922
344131, 668922


Early 19th century. Single storey and basement pair of cottages formed from former school and schoolhouse, at road junction, on ground falling towards River Tyne. Stugged sandstone rubble, squared and snecked to main elevations; ashlar dressings. W elevation: 6 symmetrical bays. Each 3-bay cottage with rectangular porch projecting at centre each with segmental panels between angle piers and simple blocking course; bipartite timber mullioned windows in panel to W and doors in panels on S returns. Single window in each bay flanking porches, taller to right-hand cottage (former schoolroom). Pupils statue seated upon inscribed tablet of schoolroom porch. Circa 1910 addition advanced to outer right, adjoined to piend-roofed addition on S gabled

elevation. Blank gable to N elevation with attic window. E

elevation: long narrow projection to right cottage at

centre, piend-roofed, with door.Birdcage ashlar bellcote to S gable of former schoolroom, currently housing boiler flue. 4-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Ashlar coped skews; end and mutual gable stacks; grey slates. Retaining walls and railings: rubble walls with semi-circular coping to terraced section to W, with wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Former school master's house to N, named Old Schoolhouse; cottage to S with bellcote, former schoolroom, named Belfry Cottage, retaining exterior pins to window shutters. The inscribed panel reads "Given by John McEwan to Robert Fosco, teacher, W H Son Cave Tom Trevelyan".



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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.

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