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Latitude: 55.9673 / 55°58'2"N
Longitude: -2.936 / 2°56'9"W
OS Eastings: 341671
OS Northings: 675313
OS Grid: NT416753
Mapcode National: GBR 2L.X0B5
Mapcode Global: WH7TV.W82R
Entry Name: Seton Mill Kiln and Granary
Listing Date: 30 March 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353342
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19081
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Preston, Seton and Gosford
Traditional County: East Lothian
Probably 18th century rebuilding of earlier kiln, with 18th century barn, converted for residential purposes, Johnston Erdal, 1989. Circular-plan kiln and rectangular granary adjoined at oblique angle. Rubble; harled modern additions and alterations (1989).
kILN: 2-stage; kiln fire largely underground, entered by low doorway with steps down at E; grain chute on upper stage to SW. Conical pantiled roof on cartwheel trusses; zinc cowl at apex, and velus skylights (1989). Section of rubble wall adjoins kiln to former mill, at WS. Kiln floor to be retained.
GRANARY: repaired, 1989, with walls realigned slightly; rubble re-used where possible, harled brick and breeze blocks for replacement walling. Kiln adjoined to S end. Doorway and window to W elevation; 3 windows and French windows inserted on E elevation. 2 gabled dormers added to E pitch. 2 windows to N gable end, with rubble and brick masonry. ashlar coped skews and brick end stacks.
Sash and case windows with small-pane glazing pattern, and red pantiles (1989).
Seton Mill and Mill Cottage are sited closeby at right angles, similarly listed C(S) for group value, illustrating a respectful conversion of an attractive set of mill buildings. Historical associations include the legend that General John Cope rested here after the Battle of Prestonpans, and the fact that Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary, dwelt here for a period, with her converted negro children. To S of the mill group, lies the rubble wall of the Seton House orchard.
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