Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 41839 74918
341839, 674918


Later 19th century. Single storey L-plan cottage sited on roadside at head of walled garden (former orchard). Red sandstone, coursed to S elevation, rubble sides and rear stugged ashlar dressings.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay. Hoodmoulded door at centre, flanked by windows; small-pane fanlight. Blank gabled return elevations.

Rear wing comprised of 1 bay with window (by re-entrant angle) and roof regrettably raised to mansard attic, and lower piend roofed outbuilding to N, with doorway, and later openings inserted.

Plate glass and 4-pane glazing patterns to sash and case windows. Grey slates. Crowstepped gables with beak skewputts. Paired, rendered and lined diamond end stacks. Skylights.

RETAINING WALLS, GATEPIERS: rubble retaining walls gablet-coped, continuous with those of Seton policies to E and W, and enclosing walled garden at N, to S of Seton House. Low, semi-circular coped wall retaining small front garden by roadside. Tall square ashlar gatepiers flanking cottage to right.

Statement of Special Interest

Shown at the entrance to a walled orchard in the 1853 OS map, echoing the orchard to N of Seton House. Currently serving as market garden. listed despite its simple form and alterations as part of the Seton complex, prominently positioned, and reversible nature of later alterations.



OS map, Haddingtonshire, 1853.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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