Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Lothian
Planning Authority
West Lothian
NS 98626 77105
298626, 677105


Sir Robert Lorimer, 1907. Pair of Arts and Crafts near-symmetrical semi-detached rustic cottages with 2 single storey and attic bays to centre and 2-storey jerkin-headed gabled end bays; rectangular-plan, accommodating 7 flats. Harled, cream sandstone rubble to base course and wall below windows at ground to centre, droved ashlar cills, bipartite and tripartite casement windows with wooden mullions, boarded doors.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: recessed to centre; long canted window bridging centre with doors to right and left, roof sweeping down low over window and forming porches to entrances. 2 slate-hung keel-shaped dormers above with hinged windows and fishscale diamond motif to gablehead. Taller jerkin-headed gable to left; door to outer left, tripartite window to right at ground and below swept eaves at centre above. Mirror image to end bay to right (E) but with door set in chamfered angle corbelled to square at 1st floor.

E (SIDE) ELEVAITON: asymmetrical door off-centre right with window to right, bipartite window at 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 8 symmetrical bays; 2-tripartite windows ast ground and 1st floor to centre, 2-leaf half-glazed door with window at 1st floor to right and left, bipartite window at ground and 1st floor to far right and left, door to outer bays with bipartite window above.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: window at ground and 1st floor under eaves.

Side-hung casement windows with 6-pane to each light; fixed 9-pane windows. grey slate roof, 3 tall harled stacks to centre.

Statement of Special Interest

These flatted cottages were build for workers of the paper mill owned by Thomas Chalmers, of Longcroft House. There were stairs to the upper flats at the rear, now demolished. The rustic exterior design is identical to four cottages built in 1901 at Colinton Road, Edinburgh for J Galletly, in what became known as Lorimer's Colinton Manner.




About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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