Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 33345 64269
333345, 664269


1872. Symmetrical terrace of six 2-storey, 2-bay cottages. Central cottages (Nos 39 and 40) project to front and rear. Red brick (Flemmish bond) with decorative brick work in contrasting yellow brick; long and short quoins and surrounds, nailhead band course and diapers. Gabled dormer to front and rear of each cottage. Narrow gardens to front and rear. Modern cast-iron railings and low brick wall surround terrace.

W (FRONT) ELEVATION: replacement panelled timber door; letterbox fanlight; flanking bipartite window. 1872 datestone above each door (replacement to No 37). Bipartite, gabled dormers breaking eaves, centred above ground floor window; yellow brick diaper in gablehead. Plaque with effaced inscription to No 42.

N ELEVATION: not seen, 1999.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: modern flush door; 2 windows to each cottage at ground floor. Breaking eaves gabled dormer window; flanking small 2-light window below eaves at 1st floor. 3 projecting brick chimney breasts; 2 circular cans in each stack.

S ELEVATION: projecting chimney breast; gablehead chimney.

Predominantly replacement 8-pane windows at front; 12-pane and 2-pane windows at rear; concrete lintels. Gabled purple-grey slate roof; timber bargeboards; overhanging bracketed eaves. Raised roofline to Nos 40 and 39; brick gablehead and mutual stacks, mostly rebuilt; circular clay cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1999.

Statement of Special Interest

Unusual use of polychromatic brick in Newtongrange, where most buildings are of red brick only.



2nd Edition OS Map, 1907; C McWilliam, LOTHIAN, 1978, p359; A Anderson, THE DEAN TAVERN, 1986; J Thomas, MIDLOTHIAN, 1995, p86.

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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