Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
North Berwick
NT 54952 85149
354952, 685149


T Duncan Rhind, 1895. 2-storey and attic, English cottage style house with single storey rear addition 1904. Squared, snecked rubble base course, harled above; ashlar dressings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-bay; slightly advanced with broad gable to left. Broad semi-circular moulded ashlar archway to recessed porch right of centre, with cartouche details; 3-light window with leaded glass to hall, stained glass upper panels. Panelled door with bottle glass upper panel in roll-moulded surround. 3-light window above. Small light in unusually detailed surround flanking arch to right. Bipartite at ground to advanced left bay with flush scrolled frieze and moulded cornice. Applied timber framing in gable with 4-light window; jettied gable head with strapwork pargetting. Flat-roofed dormer at centre.

N ELEVATION: projecting, addition at ground to right. Canted 4-light bay flanking at left with iron railings and tripartite in applied timber gable above.

E ELEVATION: narrow stair window with decorative corbel below. Bipartite with 5-light flat-roofed, timbered oriel above, breaking eaves. Small-pane glazing to casement windows, with plate glass lower panels to sash windows at rear. Bracketted timber eaves and barge boarding. Red tiled roofs and dormers. Deep ashlar coping to stacks.

INTERIOR: excellent original detailing remains. Mariner theme to hall with carved timber nautical frieze bearing inscribed poem. Central compass relief as ceiling rose, with gilded arrow. Bracketted gallery over hall. Decorative chimneypieces and grates.

Gatepiers and Parapet Walls: random rubble sandstone parapet to S coped with obelisk piers, inscribed with Norham. Gateway later filled as parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

Designed for William Birnie Rhind RSA, sculptor, the architect?s brother. Dormer additions 1901, rear projection 1904 by Hamilton, Paterson and Rhind. Corbel to window on E side gives a niche effect. Decorative wrought-iron bell-pull to porch. Meredith Williams may have designed the hall frieze, if not Birnie Rhind.



North Berwick Dean of Guild plans, for extensions, Academy Architecture 1897 vol 1 p54. C McWilliam Lothian 1978 p367.

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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