Listed Building

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OLD PENICUIK HOUSELB14634

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
22/01/1971
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Penicuik
NGR
NT 21726 59208
Coordinates
321726, 659208

Description

1761, Sir James Clerk. Long oblong block. Piano nobile

(with attic storey above cornice) and basement. Ashlar.

Roofless. Corniced windows. Central hexastyle portico

with two-way stair. Projecting end bays (with Palladian

windows.) Rear has central gabled projecting bay (with broken- pedimented windows) approached by bridge. INTERIOR: now

gutted, formerly had many fine rooms.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by the 4th Laird of Penicuik and 3rd baronet, who had

travelled much in Italy and had made a special study of

architecture. Formerly much frequented by visitors who

came to see paintings particularly ceiling (by Alexander

Runciman) of Ossian's Hall. Burnt out by fire 1899.

References

Bibliography

O.S.A.

N.S.A.

Groome

Small 'Castles and Mansions' (ill.)

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