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SETON MILL KILN AND GRANARYLB19081

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 41671 75313
Coordinates
341671, 675313

Description

Probably 18th century rebuilding of earlier kiln, with 18th century barn, converted for residential purposes, Johnston Erdal, 1989. Circular-plan kiln and rectangular granary adjoined at oblique angle. Rubble; harled modern additions and alterations (1989).

kILN: 2-stage; kiln fire largely underground, entered by low doorway with steps down at E; grain chute on upper stage to SW. Conical pantiled roof on cartwheel trusses; zinc cowl at apex, and velus skylights (1989). Section of rubble wall adjoins kiln to former mill, at WS. Kiln floor to be retained.

GRANARY: repaired, 1989, with walls realigned slightly; rubble re-used where possible, harled brick and breeze blocks for replacement walling. Kiln adjoined to S end. Doorway and window to W elevation; 3 windows and French windows inserted on E elevation. 2 gabled dormers added to E pitch. 2 windows to N gable end, with rubble and brick masonry. ashlar coped skews and brick end stacks.

Sash and case windows with small-pane glazing pattern, and red pantiles (1989).

Statement of Special Interest

Seton Mill and Mill Cottage are sited closeby at right angles, similarly listed C(S) for group value, illustrating a respectful conversion of an attractive set of mill buildings. Historical associations include the legend that General John Cope rested here after the Battle of Prestonpans, and the fact that Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary, dwelt here for a period, with her converted negro children. To S of the mill group, lies the rubble wall of the Seton House orchard.

References

Bibliography

Adair's map of East Lothian, 1688.

John Hume's map of East Lothian, 1802.

Hutchison's BRITAIN BEAUTIFUL vol II, p964.

Peter McNeill TRRANENT AND ITS SURROUNDINGS (1883), p190.

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