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Seton Mill

A Category C Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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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

Plus Code: 9C7VX387+WH

Entry Name: Seton Mill

Listing Name: Seton Mill Kiln and Granary

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353342

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19081

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tranent

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Preston, Seton and Gosford

Parish: Tranent

Traditional County: East Lothian

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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).

Statement of Interest

Seton Mill and Mill Cottage are sited close by at right angles. 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 adopted children from Nigeria. To the south of the mill group lies the rubble wall of the Seton House orchard.

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