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Thatched Cottage, Hopetoun House

A Category B Listed Building in Abercorn, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9918 / 55°59'30"N

Longitude: -3.4529 / 3°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 309464

OS Northings: 678604

OS Grid: NT094786

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.VJ77

Mapcode Global: WH5R4.XNXG

Plus Code: 9C7RXGRW+PR

Entry Name: Thatched Cottage, Hopetoun House

Listing Name: Obelisk Cottage

Listing Date: 25 June 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331000

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB622

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Abercorn

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Linlithgow

Parish: Abercorn

Traditional County: West Lothian

Tagged with: Cottage

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Probably 18th century. Single storey, two bay cottage with lean-to addition at east end. Rubble walls and reed-thatched roof with decorative ridge (piended at west end). Round-arched windows.

Statement of Interest

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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