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Standingstone Farmhouse with Piers and Retaining Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Morham, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9537 / 55°57'13"N

Longitude: -2.679 / 2°40'44"W

OS Eastings: 357697

OS Northings: 673618

OS Grid: NT576736

Mapcode National: GBR 2W.XXS0

Mapcode Global: WH7TZ.TMG5

Entry Name: Standingstone Farmhouse with Piers and Retaining Walls

Listing Date: 13 May 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353051

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18874

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Morham

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Morham

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Late 18th century 2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse with earlier 19th century wing and later single storey service buildings in re-entrant

angle. Rubble with harl pointing, stained pink on N elevation; red ashlar dressings to original house, droved and painted at ground. W elevation: bays grouped towards centre; corniced and architraved doorway at centre; decorative fanlight and panelled door; corniced canted windows in flanking bays, 19th century; original windows to each 1st floor bay. N return elevation with window at each floor, to left; S return blank, with ground floor window and lean-to conservatory added.

E elevation: piend-roofed jamb to right, with piend-roofed single storey building set in re-entrant angle; irregular openings; rounded arrises to back doorway in 2-storey wing. Further, lower outbuilding adjoined to SE. N return elevation of later 2-storey jamb 2 bays

deep, with windows to each floor. 4-pane and 12-pane glazing patterns to sash and case windows. Grey slates. Ashlar coped skews; corniced stacks. Decorative cans retained. Retaining walls: semi-circular coping to rubble walls; domed stone caps to square, ashlar gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

Name "Standingstone" comes from nearby standing stone a monolith described in RCAHMS Inventory,no 99,which marked the place,in legend,where the mother of St Kentigern (St Mungo) was caught by an angel,having been cast down from Traprain Law.

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