Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 34613 72564
334613, 672564


Rebuilt 1903, A E Purdie of Canterbury and Archibald

MacPherson. Church and presbytery form 2 sides of a square

containing a rose garden. Curvilinear gothic cruciform

church, eastern frontal gable, lean-to marthex with low

ogee arched doorways on end elevations, and central, semi

octagonal baptistry, with hexagonal centre window; gable

above, integrated with lateral corner buttresses with

diagonal pinnacles, pair of 2-light traceried windows with

canopied niche between and rose window above. Nave has 3

2-light traceried windows before crossing. South transept

or chapel has larger 2-light traceried window facing east,

under gablet.

Presbytery extends from transept roof single storey with

attics, parallel ridge to rear, extending 1 bay further

south. Splayed porch with low ogee arched doorway in

re-entrant angle, 2 single and 1 double light casement

windows on ground floor. 2 square piended dormers. South

gable has 2 windows ground and 1st floor. Slate ridge roofs

and snecked rubble. Nave with open scissor roof on wall

brackets, aisleless for first 3 bays then breaking through

tall arcade into 2 bay aisles forming Lady Chapel on N

and Chapel of Sacred Heart on S. Square sanctuary with

timber wagon roof bracketed out on canted frieze. Stained

glass designed by Nina Davidson.

Statement of Special Interest

Lady Mary Oswald's Chapel (1843) converted to RC church of

Our Lady of Loretto 1880.




McWilliam, Building of Scotland LOTHIAN 1978 p.332.

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.

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