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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 44094 68902
344094, 668902


Early 19th century cottage with outbuilding wing at right angles, and later alterations. Coursed ashlar frontage with eaves course, rubble sides and rear with harl pointing and stugged dressings; later cement repairs. N elevation: 3-bay, single storey frontage with slightly lower bay to outer left; doorway with deep ashlar surround and

cornice, deep set panelled door and small-pane fanlight; stone mullioned bipartite flanking to outer right, timber mullioned to left and lower bay to outer left. Gabled slate hung dormers to bays flanking

doorway, with timber mullioned bipartites, eaves brackets and

finials, and segmentally arched single dormer at centre with leaded roof. Shaped wall with pedestrian gateway adjoined to outer right.

Rear wing: 4 irregular bays long. Stugged stone forestair at centre with doorway under and leading to gabled hayloft dormer; further hayloft dormer over doorway to left; doorway to right by cottage block and

large machinery/carriage doors to outer left. Brick wallhead

stack. Small-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows of

cottage, with plate glass glazing in dormer windows. Grey and purple slates; piend roof to lower bay of cottage; ashlar coping to skews and gablehead stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

Named "The Cross" because of its position by the Pencaitland Mercat Cross. Prominently sited at junction, in the heart of Wester Pencaitland. Rear outbuilding possibly served as stable range; the piend-roofed bay formerly extended further E.



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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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