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Seton Farmhouse with Retaining Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9642 / 55°57'51"N

Longitude: -2.9411 / 2°56'27"W

OS Eastings: 341349

OS Northings: 674974

OS Grid: NT413749

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.XC5S

Mapcode Global: WH7TV.SCN4

Entry Name: Seton Farmhouse with Retaining Walls

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353339

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19078

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tranent

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Preston, Seton and Gosford

Parish: Tranent

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Circa 1800. 2-storey 3-bay farmhouse with mid 19th century single storey pavilions. Warm coloured stone, squared and coursed to S eelvation, with droved ahslar dressings, unusual pointing.

S ELEVATION: bays grouped towards centre. 2-leaf panelled door with fanlight; window in each flanking bay and to each bay at 1st floor.

PAVILIONS: adjoined to E and W gables; single storey piend-roofed; that to right with door and window to S (lying-pone glazing pattern), later harled, piend-roofed addition to N; that to left with large bipartite inserted and modern conservatory addtion to return.

N (rear) elevation: stair window at centre, above square stone porch addition.

Plate glass glazing pattern and sash and case windows predominating. Grey slates; 2 large piend-roofed slate hung dormers at rear, 1 small. End stacks.

RETAINING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble walls with crenellated ashlar coping, to E and N. Large drum piers with ball finials to E, square piers with ashlar caps to N.

Statement of Interest

One of three farms bearing the name Seton; Seton West Mains and Seton Mains being the other. Seton Farm Steading lies to S. McNeill describes the siting of house and steading on that of the former village of Seton, which was largely dispersed in the late 18th century.

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