Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 33448 63709
333448, 663709


1873. 2-storey; 4-bay U-plan former school with rear wings. Central crenellated porch. Coursed, tooled sandstone; stugged dressings.

W (FRONT) ELEVATION: advanced central porch; mullioned bipartite window; moulded doorway in left and right returns; folding 2-leaf entrance door. Flanking single storey gabled bays with mullioned bipartite windows; extra single window to right; 1873 datestone with 'L' (Lothian) and coronet above left window. Flanking gabled 2-storey outer bays with advanced mullioned bipartite box windows; canted ashlar roof; mullioned bipartite window centred above at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: advanced central flat-roofed bay; 2 single windows. Timber panelled door to left; 4-pane fanlight; flanking windows; further single window to outer left. 3 single windows to far right. Gabled dormers at 1st floor.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: single bay wing to far right. M-gabled wing to left; snecked sandstone; 2 mullioned bipartite windows to ground floor and centred above at 1st floor; chamfered surrounds. Windows positioned off-centre. Courtyard between wings; modern fire escape staircase to upper floor to right; rooflights; gabled dormers.

S ELEVATION: single window to far left; advanced gabled bay to right; single window at ground and 1st floor and rooflight. 3 single windows to right; arched entrance with hoodmould and vousoirs; replacement door to right; mullioned bipartite window to far right. 3 single gabled dormers breaking eaves, centred above arch; flanking mullioned bipartite, gabled dormers breaking eaves.

Predominantly 8-pane timber sash and case windows to principal elevation; 4 upper and 2 lower pane timber sash and case windows elsewhere; some replacement (1990's) sash and case windows. Gabled slate roof; overhanging bracketed eaves; studded timber bargeboards to gables and dormers; corniced ridge chimneys; polygonal clay cans; cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: geometric pattern floor tiles to porch; corniced arch and central staircase in hall; timber panelling; panelled shutters; panelled doors; cornices.

Statement of Special Interest

A-Group with Newtongrange, 1 - 12 Lingerwood Cottages, and Newtongrange, Lady Victoria Colliery in Cockpen Parish. Built as a school for the children of the Lingerwood Pit miners in 1873 by Lord Lothian; extended late 18th - early 19th century with N wing. It later became the Lady Victoria Colliery manager's office and is currently the office for the Scottish Mining Museum.



2nd Edition OS Map, 1907; C McWilliam, LOTHIAN, 1978, p359; J Thomas, MIDLOTHIAN, 1995, p85.

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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