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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 05/02/1971


  • Local Authority: East Lothian
  • Planning Authority: East Lothian
  • Parish: Dirleton

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 48541 81877
  • Coordinates348541, 681877


Late 16th century ruin of tower house and courtyard with

subsidiary building. Random rubble with squared rubble

dressings. Tower remains set at SE of courtyard with W

end rising 5 storeys. Round corner turrets at ground,

corbelled to square above, with segmental arch bridging

at 5th stage. Irregular openings to E elevation with

corbelled angle turret to SE angle. Large segmental

window opening at centre. Gargoyle spouts above

segmental bridging arch at W.

VAULTED CHAMBER: sited in NE corner of courtyard,

originally part of N range. Wide fireplace at E.

Probably castle kitchen.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled monument. An important historical site, though

not one of the most outstanding, as much of its fabric has

been plundered, for example, dated panel moved to doorway

of Market Garden House (see below), on Castle boundary.

Castle belonged to Levingtoun family. Ruinous lectern

dovecot lies to N, also listed and scheduled.



Inventory 28

C McWilliam, LOTHIAN 1978 pp 422-3

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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