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Thurston Home Farm

A Category A Listed Building in Innerwick, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9625 / 55°57'45"N

Longitude: -2.4589 / 2°27'32"W

OS Eastings: 371447

OS Northings: 674487

OS Grid: NT714744

Mapcode National: GBR ND9Y.L8F

Mapcode Global: WH8W7.6DBD

Entry Name: Thurston Home Farm

Listing Date: 17 May 1989

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339676

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7711

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Innerwick

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Innerwick

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Circa 1850. Quadrangular plan steading with central range.
Squared and snecked rubble red sandstone with ashlar
dressings; coursed at S elevation and stugged, with droved
dressings and raised base course; steading cottage harled.
S RANGE: marked by 3-bay gabled steading cottage at centre,
at head of central range; small-pane fanlght to centre
door. 2 windows. 2 farm entrances flanking with squat square
ashlar piers. Return wings of E and W ranges flanking.
N RANGE: 2-storey gabled mill projecting northward at
centre with forestair in re-entrant angle to right and
piend-roofed former engine house in left re-entrant, with
pedestal of former stalk behind. Cart and granary range to
right wth tall granary windows and projecting, 4-bay piend-
roofed cartshed added at ground, with cast-iron columns.
Full-height machinery door inserted later to outer right
with brick jambs. Pend by forestair off-centre to right.
2-bay cartshed in left range with cast-iron columns.
E RANGE: timber lintelled machinery doors to left with
6 doorways to cattle courts at centre, closing to outer
right by gabled end of N range with machinery doors and
in return wing to right with door, window and blocked
doorways to S.
W RANGE: gabled end of cartshed and granary to outer left,
with barred upper window above ground floor window.
Window flanking to right. Main single storey range blank,
with doorway flanked by windows by outer right and 2
feeding doors on W return on S range.
COURTYARD: 4-cattle courts divided by 3 gabled projecting
feeding ranges adjoining E range, with doorways to feeding
passages in gable ends. Gabled projection off-centre to
left of W range with stables and offices. T-plan steading
cottage at centre divided from rear of threshing mill
by a passage. 5-segmental carriageways with tall
granary windows above at W end of the N range, with pend by
Cast-iron columns to partly covered cattle courts; stone
feeding troughs. Edward Brown, 1852, bruiser in situ in
cartshed of N range, with belt. Small-pane glazing pattern
to sash and case windows.

Statement of Interest

Architect possibly Hunter of Thurston House, a notable

writer on improvement farming and notable local patron.

The 3-range form of Thurston Mains, headed by steading

cottage, by Robert Bell, 1858, suggests that Bell may have been

involved with Hunter on the design of Home Far. Listed

category A as a remarkable surviving example of the perfect

improvement steading, much-praised in the later 19th

century. Present form indicated on 1854 OS map.

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