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Trabroun Steading with Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Gladsmuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.959 / 55°57'32"N

Longitude: -2.8574 / 2°51'26"W

OS Eastings: 346563

OS Northings: 674326

OS Grid: NT465743

Mapcode National: GBR 2N.XKZP

Mapcode Global: WH7TX.2HL4

Entry Name: Trabroun Steading with Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346244

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13194

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gladsmuir

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Gladsmuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Circa 1830. Remaining W rage of a formerly quadrangular steading. Central pend with tower above incorporating dovecot. 3-bay, single-storey ranges flanking, terminating in 2 advanced abys. Roughly squared and snecked rubble, grey sandstone ashlar to tower, ashlar dressings, eaves course and cornice.

TOWER AND DOVECOT: advanced central bay with depressed arched entrance pend, baorded door. 2-stage dovecot above; square ashlar base, octagonal chamber above with blind Tudor-arched windows to each face, each with3 flightholes above and cornice. Tall plygonal roof with swept eaves and finial. Single storey, 3-bay ranges flanking, terminating in advanced, 2-bay pavilions. Blind windows to right, pavilion to left in use as a cottage. Grey slates to piended roof, later rendered stack to cottage. Much altered, with modern additions at rear.

Statement of Interest

No nests remain in the dovecot. Forrest and Sharp, Greenwood and Fowlers Maps show a brewery at Trabroun.

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