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Seton Gardens with Retaining Walls and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9637 / 55°57'49"N

Longitude: -2.9332 / 2°55'59"W

OS Eastings: 341839

OS Northings: 674918

OS Grid: NT418749

Mapcode National: GBR 2L.X6Z2

Mapcode Global: WH7TV.XCDG

Entry Name: Seton Gardens with Retaining Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353340

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19079

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

Later 19th century. Single storey L-plan cottage sited on roadside at head of walled garden (former orchard). Red sandstone, coursed to S elevation, rubble sides and rear stugged ashlar dressings.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay. Hoodmoulded door at centre, flanked by windows; small-pane fanlight. Blank gabled return elevations.

Rear wing comprised of 1 bay with window (by re-entrant angle) and roof regrettably raised to mansard attic, and lower piend roofed outbuilding to N, with doorway, and later openings inserted.

Plate glass and 4-pane glazing patterns to sash and case windows. Grey slates. Crowstepped gables with beak skewputts. Paired, rendered and lined diamond end stacks. Skylights.

RETAINING WALLS, GATEPIERS: rubble retaining walls gablet-coped, continuous with those of Seton policies to E and W, and enclosing walled garden at N, to S of Seton House. Low, semi-circular coped wall retaining small front garden by roadside. Tall square ashlar gatepiers flanking cottage to right.

Statement of Interest

Shown at the entrance to a walled orchard in the 1853 OS map, echoing the orchard to N of Seton House. Currently serving as market garden. listed despite its simple form and alterations as part of the Seton complex, prominently positioned, and reversible nature of later alterations.

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