Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 31706 58563
331706, 658563


Dated 1761. Single storey, 2 3 bay traditional cottages converted into one cottage. Rectangular plan with later additions to rear. Random rubble with droved dressings. Vertical quoins; raised window surrounds.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near symmetrical; replacement boarded timber doorways to penultimate bay to left and penultimate bay to right; that to right with 5 pane fanlight, basket arched doorway with impost detail, tooled lintel reads "A 1761", with circular carved panel to centre. Regular fenestration to remaining bays.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; infilled window to left at ground; small window opening off centre to left of gablehead. Harled addition to outer right.

E & N ELEVATIONS: not seen 1998.

12 pane timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge; cement faced skews; coped gablehead stacks, stone to left, cement faced to right; with circular cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Special Interest

One of the oldest houses on the Main Street of Temple Village. The carved panel about the left hand door, now badly weathered, would have been carved with the symbol for the trade of the inhabitant. 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.



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.

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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