Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Lothian
Planning Authority
West Lothian
NT 398 77139
300398, 677139


Early 17th century; restored 1958. 3-storey and attic 3-bay traditional gable-fronted tenement with pend and shop at ground, crowstepped and chimneyed gable. Cream coursed Pardovan sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings to N elevation.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central door with wide round-arched pend to right, chamfered reveals, window to left. Regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floor, 1 window to attic.

Segmental-arched entrance to enclosed forestair with red pantiled roof at outer left.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-storey wing, pantiled roof.

12-pane sash and case windows. T-plan roof, thick grey slates.

INTERIOR: gutted.

Statement of Special Interest

A group with adjoining No 48. The tenement is called Hamiltons' Land (with No 48) after the Hamiltons of Pardovan and Humbie who built them. Restored by the National Trust of Scotland as part of their Little Houses Scheme.



RCAHMS INVENTORY 354 (1). SCOTTISH FIELD September 1962 p43. C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p303.

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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