Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Bonnyrigg And Lasswade
NT 31578 64560
331578, 664560


1835, with later additions and alterations. 2-storey (grouped 3-1), 4-bay asymmetrical school and school house with single storey wing to outer right and square-plan porch to rear, (W) elevation. Stugged ashlar sandstone with polished and droved ashlar dressings. Gables to 1st floor dormer windows. Stepped block to gable skews. Base course to E (principal) and N elevations. Chamfered reveals to windows.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay, triple dormer group to left: raised architraved doorpiece with gothick ancones supporting a cornice above; single window at 1st floor above. Window to each floor of bays to left and right. Single gabled bay to right: full-height bay slightly advanced; tripartite, pointed-arched window with segmental arch set in to centre; diamond-framed vent above; advanced, bracketed die to apex of gable.

N (PLAYGROUND) ELEVATION: single storey, 4-bay (grouped 2-2) with advanced 2-bay projection to right. Single window in each bay to left of centre; single window in each bay of advanced, gabled group to right of centre; diamond-framed vent above; gablehead stack; modern part- glazed door with narrow window to right in left return.

W ELEVATION: single storey, 2-bay. Full-height gable wall to right with tall tripartite window to centre; diamond-framed vent above. Single window in bay to left; square-plan porch to outer right of gable; panelled door with multi-pane geometric fanlight above.

Variety of window types; 24-pane timber sash and case, (some PVCu) tripartite timber mullioned with Y-tracery, 12-pane sash and case, 24-pane fixed, 16-pane fixed, 6-pane with top-hopper; grey slate roof; ridged ashlar coped skews with prominent skewputts to dormers; wallhead coped ashlar stacks to N and S elevations; coped ashlar stack to centre of roof.

BOUNDARY WALL: sandstone rubble with shaped rubble cope.

OUTBUILDING: single storey symmetrical garage. Ashlar sandstone with polished ashlar quoins. Opening to centre with piended grey slate roof; symmetrical square-plan wings to outer left and right; ashlar coped flat roof to wing to left; raised brick section (later) to wing to right with monopitch corrugated iron roof; painted wooden tie beam and braces.

Statement of Special Interest

Mitchell writes that in 1696 the establishment of a school in Cockpen was initiated. Subsequent years saw its various relocation but, by "1835 the present school premises were erected by the side of Parsonspool burn, and opened in May, 1836".



Appears on 1st edition (1854) OS map; P Mitchell, THE PARISH OF COCKPEN, (1986, reprint), p22.

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.

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