Listed Building

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TEMPLE VILLAGE, 5 MAIN STREETLB14649

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
22/01/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
18/11/1998
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Temple
NGR
NT 31675 58676
Coordinates
331675, 658676

Description

Later 18th century. Single storey; 9 bay; rectangular plan traditional row of 3 cottages now forming 1 house, with later additions to right and rear. Tooled random rubble with droved dressings. Long and short quoins and dressings.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; wide window to centre, originally a doorway; bipartite window to penultimate bay to right, originally a doorway; boarded timber replacement doorway to penultimate bay to left; regular fenestration to remaining bays. Single storey, single bay, bull faced 20th century addition recessed to outer right with single window off centre to right.

SE & NE ELEVATIONS: not seen 1998.

NW ELEVATION: obscured by 20th century addition (see above).

Predominantly 12 pane timber sash and case windows. Replacement concrete pantiled roof with concrete ridge; stone skews; tooled coped gablehead and ridge stacks with circular cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Special Interest

This was originally a row of three cottages, which have now been converted into one long cottage. The Main Street of Temple Village ascends from the banks of the River South Esk on both sides of the road. The village takes its name from the Knights Templar whose headquarters it was from the early 12th century. However, before it took on its present name in 1570 it was called Balintrode or Balantrodach. The Order of the Temple was founded to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land. The Knights were given land in England and Scotland as a reward. In 1312 the Order was suppressed, and the lands were given to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. The Knights of St John were funded by the residents of Temple who gave them one tenth of their income.

References

Bibliography

1st (1852) & 2nd (1892) Edition O.S. Maps; C McWilliam, THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: LOTHIAN EXCEPT EDINBURGH, (1978), p447; J Thomas, MIDLOTHIAN: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, (RIAS), (1995), p100 101; NMRS Various photographs.

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