Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 33349 67183
333349, 667183


Circa 1864. 2-storey, 5-bay building. Squared and snecked rubble; ashlar dressings. Raised tailed margins. Panelled doors; 2-pane fanlights.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near symmetrical. Door to left, window to right at centre; bipartite window at 1st floor. Regular fenestration in remaining bays; door flanking to left in bay to left of centre, door flanking to right in bay to right of centre.

W (GIBRALTAR ROAD) ELEVATION: 6-bay. Window at 1st floor and 2 windows at ground to piended outer bays. Windows at 1st floor in remaining bays; various openings at ground.

N ELEVATION: sympathetic modern single storey piend-roofed wing adjoined; bipartite window to N, 2 windows to E and W.

S ELEVATION: window to right at 1st floor.

8-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Grey slates to piend and platform roof with deep eaves. Coirniced stacks, centre stack and shouldered wallhead to N and S.

Semicircular coped rubble wall to Gibraltar Road.

Statement of Special Interest

The duke of Buccleuch granted the site to the Commissioners of Supply in 1864. The barracks complex originally consisted of sleeping quarters, powder magazine and a yard for mustering the troops. The militia were transferred to Glencorse in 1878, and the buildings were subsequently used by the police and the Dalkeith Volunteers. The police vacated the premises in 1980, and the other buildings were demolished. The remaining building is now used as office premises, and is situated within a modern housing complex, Elmfield Court.



OLD DALKEITH No 1 (1984).

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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