Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 34591 72734
334591, 672734


Built 1731-33 and dated 1762, altered 1875 and renovated 1885 and 1901. Behind the

Tolbooth and at right angles to main street frontage, 2

storeys, 3 windows wide. Piended slate roof, ashlar with

rusticated ground floor and quoins. Ground has 3 arched

openings with projecting impost moulds and keyblocks, now

closed with 2 windows and a door. 1st floor windows have

Gibbs architraves alternating pediments, 2 with segmental

and 1 triangular. Tolbooth quarter turn forestair with

1st floor porch, shared with Tolbooth, provides access to

1st floor hall. 6-pane sash windows. A large mid 19th

century hall at rear of Town Hall and Tolbooth has windows

to rear court.



RCAHMS: Tollbooths and Townhouses (1996), p150. RCAHMS: MID LOTHIAN INVENTORY 1929, No 114.

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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