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SETON FARMHOUSE WITH RETAINING WALLSLB19078

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
30/03/1992
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Tranent
NGR
NT 41349 74974
Coordinates
341349, 674974

Description

Circa 1800. 2-storey 3-bay farmhouse with mid 19th century single storey pavilions. Warm coloured stone, squared and coursed to S eelvation, with droved ahslar dressings, unusual pointing.

S ELEVATION: bays grouped towards centre. 2-leaf panelled door with fanlight; window in each flanking bay and to each bay at 1st floor.

PAVILIONS: adjoined to E and W gables; single storey piend-roofed; that to right with door and window to S (lying-pone glazing pattern), later harled, piend-roofed addition to N; that to left with large bipartite inserted and modern conservatory addtion to return.

N (rear) elevation: stair window at centre, above square stone porch addition.

Plate glass glazing pattern and sash and case windows predominating. Grey slates; 2 large piend-roofed slate hung dormers at rear, 1 small. End stacks.

RETAINING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble walls with crenellated ashlar coping, to E and N. Large drum piers with ball finials to E, square piers with ashlar caps to N.

Statement of Special Interest

One of three farms bearing the name Seton; Seton West Mains and Seton Mains being the other. Seton Farm Steading lies to S. McNeill describes the siting of house and steading on that of the former village of Seton, which was largely dispersed in the late 18th century.

References

Bibliography

P McNeill TRANENT AND ITS SURROUNDINGS (1883) p191.

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