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Latitude: 55.9409 / 55°56'27"N
Longitude: -2.7036 / 2°42'12"W
OS Eastings: 356148
OS Northings: 672208
OS Grid: NT561722
Mapcode National: GBR 2V.YQK7
Mapcode Global: WH7TZ.FYT0
Plus Code: 9C7VW7RW+9H
Entry Name: 2 Mainshill Cottages, Mainshill
Listing Name: Mainshill Farm Cottages
Listing Date: 13 May 1991
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353034
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18863
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
Dated 1872. Single storey symmetrical terraced group of 3, 3-bay farm cottages. Stugged, sqaured and snecked warm red sandstone; ashlar dressings; cill course, stone mullions and hoodmoulds to E elevation.
E ELEVATION; 9-bay. Timber bracketted piended canopy to doorway at centre, flanked by tripartite windows; bays flanking again, gabled and advanced, with 4-light windows and panels at apex (that to right dated 1872). Further doorways in penultimate bays, without canopies, and bipartite windows in outer bays.
N AND S ELEVATIONS: each with low gabled coal-shed projecting at centre.
E ELEVATION: catslide projections to each cottage, extended later with harled porch additions.
Large square-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Strip fanlights to doorways. End and mutual gable stacks with moulded caps. Purple slates; timber baregboards. Nos 3 and 4 with regrettable double glazed double swing windows, modern dormer and velux windows (1990)
Particularly picturesque examples of post Improvement farm cottages,lining road to W of Mainshill Farm.