Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 46507 68842
346507, 668842


Late 18th century. U-plan steading with classical tower. Harled rubble; droved ashlar tower.

S RANGE: courtyard elevation to N with tall corniced bay at centre, blocking course with tablet; round headed carriage archway with impost bands; octagonal tower above an square base, with round arched dovecot opening and impost course, cornice and ribbed, leaded cupola. Square hayloft windows in flanking bays. Modern additions at rear.

E RANGE: piend roofed farmhouse at centre, taller than flanking bays and advanced; 5 irregular bays to courtyard with round arched stair window above oculi at centre; door flanking to left with blind window above; windows at each floor in remining bays. Stables to S adjoined to S range, with granary above. Piend roofed bothies/cottages to left of farmhouse, of 5 irregular bays; piend roofed porch added at centre; bipartite insetred to right; further door to outer left and small 1st floor windows to each bay.

W RANGE: rebuilt. Outer elevation abutted by modern buildings. Courtyard elevation irregular with few openings; wide machinery doors to right; granary windows above. N end gabled with double harled forestair with stone steps and round arched doorway to shed below, leading to granary door; blind quatrefoil motif in gablehead.

Grey-green slates.

RETAINING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: N side of courtyard enclosed by ashlar coped rubble quadrants with ashlar drum piers. Large drum piers adjoined to roadside retaining wall, and similarly to field opposite (formerly leading to Saltoun Stables).

Statement of Special Interest

Saltoun Hall Stables feature a grander octagonal tower with dome, and the North Lodge and the dovecote on the estate share the trademark of the blind quatrefoil.




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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