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Post Office, Main Street, Tyninghame

A Category B Listed Building in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Latitude: 56.0032 / 56°0'11"N

Longitude: -2.6274 / 2°37'38"W

OS Eastings: 360972

OS Northings: 679098

OS Grid: NT609790

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y.TX7T

Mapcode Global: WH8VY.MC2P

Plus Code: 9C8V293F+73

Entry Name: Post Office, Main Street, Tyninghame

Listing Name: Tyninghame, Main Street, Post Office, Smithy and Smithy Cottage

Listing Date: 17 May 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347984

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14594

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Whitekirk and Tyninghame

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Whitekirk And Tyninghame

Traditional County: East Lothian

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U-plan arrangement of 18th century. Single storey smithy
at centre flanked by single storey and attic E wing
(Smithy Cottage) and 2-storey W wing (Post Office), both
probably by Thomas Hannan circa 1840.
SMITHY: rubble with ashlar dressings; chamfered arrises
to doorway. Earlier 2-bay section to left with 2
enlarged windows and small blocked window to outer left;
adjoined to right by extension with doorway to left and
2 similarly sized windows to right. Multi-pane glazing
(fixed) pattern. Raised skews to steeply pitched
pantiled roofs. Brick gable wallhead stacks to earlier
POST OFFICE: stugged, snecked rubble and ashlar
W (MAIN) ELEVATION: raised gabled porch at centre;
chamfered arrises to door surround. Small inserted
bathroom window above under eaves to left. Windows to
flanking bays, breaking eaves in gabled dormerheads.
E ELEVATION: Symmetrical 3-bay. Consoled slab canopy to
doorway with chamfered arrises. Window above breaking
eaves in gabled dormerhead. Single windows of both
floors in flanking bays.
S GABLE: projecting stack with set-offs at centre
intercepted by penticed shelter added and extending
left. 12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Boarded doors with strip fanlights. NE angle intercepted
at ground by smithy. Saw-tooth ashlar skews; gablet
skewputts. Moulded gable end stacks. Pantiles, red to
E pitch, grey and red to W.
SMITHY COTTAGE: stugged rubble and ashlar dressings.
W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: consoled slab canopy to doorway
at centre. Boarded door with strip fanlight. Windows to
flanking bays.
E (REAR) ELEVATION: possibly incorporating earlier wall
to centre and left with 2 narrow windows. Wallhead stack
left of centre.
S GABLE: projecting bipartite window at centre with
raised base course and penticed slab roof. 2 small attic
windows flanking. Moulded gable wallhead stack. Small-
pane glazing to sash and case windows. Saw-tooth skews.
Pantiled roof, red to E pitch, grey to W, with skylights
inserted. NW angle intercepted by smithy.

Statement of Interest

Smithy Cottage formerly known as Head Forester's House.

Village pump in boarded box with wrought-iron handle

lies to S of the smithy group.

B Group with items 15-17, 28-33, 35-37, 39.

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