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Papple Farm Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Whittingehame, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9436 / 55°56'37"N

Longitude: -2.6566 / 2°39'23"W

OS Eastings: 359085

OS Northings: 672481

OS Grid: NT590724

Mapcode National: GBR 2X.YH33

Mapcode Global: WH8W4.5V6X

Plus Code: 9C7VW8VV+F9

Entry Name: Papple Farm Steading

Listing Name: Papple Steading, West and North Ranges and Stalk

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351465

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17515

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Whittingehame

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Whittingehame

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Mid 19th century. Entrance range to W in Germanic style
centrepiece and later stalk and engine house adjoined to
N range. Squared, snecked and stugged rubble and
ashlar dressings to W range, larger masonry to later
additions at N. Chamfered arrises to openings. Gablet
skews to principal openings and corbelled skewputts.
Grey slates, corrugated asbestos to N projections.
W (MAIN) RANGE: 7 symmetrical bays; advanced gabled
entrance bay at centre with set-offs, hoodmoulded
round-arched opening to pend, with keystone and
corbelled dovecot above; pointed-arch opening to dovecot
and stone piend roof. Pyramid spire intersected by
gables of each elevation; decorative weathervane. 2-bays
flanking each side with hayloft windows breaking eaves in
gabled dormerheads. Advanced gabled outer bays with
windows at ground and hayloft window in gablehead; each
return with gabled hayloft door. Louvred, piend-roofed
ventilators set between hayloft dormerheads to W, with
fish-scale Piend roofs, lead flashings and finials.
N RANGE AND STALK: high gabled wing projecting off-centre
to right with gabled engine house set in re-entrant to
left, and with further gabled projecting on E return with
machinery doors. Tall stone pedestal to circular section
yellow brick stack with moulded neck. Cast-iron columns
to cartshed to left of N range.

Statement of Interest

Formerly known as Popplehal or Popilhall, by site of former

nunnery. Impressive frontage is outstanding among

Improvement steadings in East Lothian and in its setting.

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