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Latitude: 55.9413 / 55°56'28"N
Longitude: -2.6559 / 2°39'21"W
OS Eastings: 359126
OS Northings: 672221
OS Grid: NT591722
Mapcode National: GBR 2X.YP8B
Mapcode Global: WH8W4.5XJQ
Plus Code: 9C7VW8RV+GJ
Entry Name: Filter Station, Whittingehame
Listing Name: Whittingehame Filter Station with Boundary Walls and Piers
Listing Date: 27 November 1990
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351419
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17484
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton
Traditional County: East Lothian
R D Robinson, consulting engineer of G H Hill and Sons,
dated 1955. Effectively designed, filter station with
simple classical details, nestled into man-made banks
abutting 3 side and rear elevations. Cream sandstone
ashlar with paving stone coping.
N ELEVATION: symmetrical wide advanced centre with large
keystoned doorway at centre with deeply moulded
surround; 2-leaf panelled doors. 2 openings on E
return, single door only on W return. Narrow recessed
outer bays with doorways (detailed as main door) filling
bays. Swept curtain walls advanced from outer corners,
suggesting imposing quadrants, with banks of earth to
INTERIOR: lined with glazed tiles, with red tiled floor;
timber screen with horizontal glazing by filter room with
droved, translucent glazing. Trabeated glazed ceiling
with glazing detailed as above. Original machinery
replaced, but spacious, light interior unimpaired.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND PIERS: rubble coped rubble pink
sandstone boundary walls and drum piers.
Striking, masterly design for industrial building, in
rural setting. Filter station for Whiteadder Reservoir to S,
currently supplying Torness.
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