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252 Church Street

A Category B Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9499 / 55°56'59"N

Longitude: -2.9564 / 2°57'23"W

OS Eastings: 340368

OS Northings: 673400

OS Grid: NT403734

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.Y1RW

Mapcode Global: WH7TV.KQC2

Entry Name: 252 Church Street

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388525

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42091

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tranent

County: East Lothian

Town: Tranent

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Late 18th century. 2-storey 3-bay house. Painted harling with painted ashlar dressings. Bays grouped towards centre with door widened later; windows flanking and window to each bay at 1st floor. Blank gable to SW; single storey cottage adjoined to NE gables. 12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Ashlar coped skews; end stacks; red pantiles.

RETAINING WALLS: high sandstone rubble retaining walls with rubble coping to N and W, on falling ground.

Statement of Interest

One of few remaining 18th century properties dating from Tranent's heyday as a mining burgh. It possibly served as the schoolmaster's house, or possibly even the school, as the 1853 OS map appears to mark the adjoining cottage as the school: if this is the case, then the high walls probably enclosed the playground.

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