Listed Building

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TEMPLE VILLAGE, 21 MAIN STREETLB14650

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 31700 58586
Coordinates
331700, 658586

Description

Dated 1760. 2 storey, 3 bay, tradition rectangular plan house with later addition to rear. Tooled sandstone rubble with broached dressings. Long and short dressings and quoins.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway with relieving arch to centre of ground; tooled lintel reading "TB 1760" with carved setsquare and pair of compasses to centre (symbol of a mason); replacement timber door with glazed panel; windows to flanking bays. Regular fenestration to 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining cottage.

E ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; single window off centre to left of 1st floor. 19th century tooled addition to outer left with single window off centre to right of ground floor.

12 pane timber sash and case windows to ground, 4 pane timber sash and case windows to 1st floor. Grey slate roof with lead ridge; stone skews; coped tooled gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

No 21 is the oldest dated building on the Main Street of Temple Village, which 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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