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Sherriff Works, West Barns, Dunbar

A Category B Listed Building in Dunbar, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.994 / 55°59'38"N

Longitude: -2.5551 / 2°33'18"W

OS Eastings: 365472

OS Northings: 678030

OS Grid: NT654780

Mapcode National: GBR ND1W.469

Mapcode Global: WH8VZ.QLHS

Plus Code: 9C7VXCVV+HX

Entry Name: Sherriff Works, West Barns, Dunbar

Listing Name: West Barns, Sherriff Works with Stalk

Listing Date: 17 May 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332094

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1483

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunbar

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Dunbar

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Circa 1878. Single storey, rectangular plan engineering
works with projecting power house and stalk. Brick with
dressings of contrasting colour. 200' by 40'. Windows
under eaves.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: engine house advanced off-centre
to left, altered to form shop; brick base course with
cast-iron columns and glazing; doorway on N return.
8 bays flanking to right with doorway in penultimate
W ELEVATION: 18 windows, regularly spaced.
N AND S ELEVATIONS: 4 windows, spaced as above.
STALK: tapering square section brick shaft, with
contrasting quoins, neck band and square coping of 8
brick courses; 50' high, set in N pitch of power house.
Overlapping glazing between cast-iron uprights. 4-pane
sash and case windows to former office windows at N end.
Corrugated iron piend roofs. Weathervane.
INTERIOR: steam engine removed but boiler in situ
(1987). Unusual truss form to open roof. Painted brick

Statement of Interest

Thomas Sherriff and Co Works were pioneers in line of

agricultural engineering works, becoming specialists in

seed drills from an early date. The simple design of the

late 19th century works is impressive by its glazing and

polychrome brickwork.

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