Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

WEST BARNS HOUSE WITH GATEPIERS, RAILINGS, AND RETAINING WALLSLB1480

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/05/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Dunbar
NGR
NT 65371 78073
Coordinates
365371, 678073

Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical house.

L-plan. Droved grey ashlar to W and N elevations with

raised base and 1st floor cill course, rusticated quoins

and moulded cornice. Harled rear and S gable.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: Ionic doorpiece with cornice and

stone steps. Panelled door with decorative fanlight.

Tall windows flanking at ground floor with smaller 1st

floor windows to each bay. Piend roofed dormer at

centre.

E ELEVATION: stair window at centre, flanked to left by

ground and 1st floor windows, and to right by later

19th century addition, advanced and with piend roof.

N GABLE: wide gable with 2 widely spaced windows, with

bipartite above to left and smaller window to right.

Central gable head window.

S GABLE: 2 widely grouped windows to each floor, with

central gable head window, as above. Modern green

house addition to left.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows, 9-pane

to 1st floor windows. Grey slates, polygonal, coped

gable head stacks to N elevation; harled gable head

stack to S and battered wallhead stack to E addition.

INTERIOR: tripartite vestibule screen with fanlight.

Winding stair.

GATEPIERS AND WALLS: polygonal ashlar gatepiers to N

with moulded coping adjoined to rubble walls. Pedestrian

gate to E of piers and blinded pointed arched opening to

E again. Arrowhead, cast-iron railings with gateway to W

of house by Biel Water.

Statement of Special Interest

Ashlar restricted to front elevation and that visible

from drive. Similarities with Summerfield, Dunbar.

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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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