Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

FORD VILLAGE, THE MILL HOUSE, INCLUDING OUTBUILDINGS AND BOUNDARY WALLLB817

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
14/09/1979
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Borthwick
NGR
NT 38816 64385
Coordinates
338816, 664385

Description

Earlier 18th century. 2 storey and attic; 3 bay with 1982 extension and conservatory to W. Rectangular plan house. Harled with polished and painted stone dressings.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical with glazed timber door to centre; single windows to flanking bays; regular fenestration to 1st floor; harled extension by Mary Tindall (1982) to left with timber patio door and octagonal timber framed conservatory with harled base course in bay to outer left.

E ELEVATION: enlarged opening with timber door and glazed panel to right; enlarged window opening to left with 2 modern large pane pivot windows; central window to 1st floor; small 4 pane window above, to near centre of gablehead.

N ELEVATION: 3 bay, comprising 9 pane window to outer left and 4 pane sash and case windows to outer right and each bay of 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: 1982. 2 bay, with 2 modern large pane windows to ground floor; panel reading ?1982? set in gablehead.

Primarily 12 pane timber sash and case windows. Earlier 18th century building: graded grey slate roof with ventilation pipe to left of centre and large rooflight to right; lead ridge; cast iron rainwater goods; stone skews and coped harled gablehead stacks with circular cans. 1982 addition: red pantiled roof with terracotta ridge; cast iron rainwater goods to harled addition; plastic rainwater goods to conservatory.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

BOUNDARY WALL: random rubble; merges with rear elevations of outbuildings (see below).

OUTBUILDINGS: rectangular plan outbuilding to W of house: random rubble with pantiled roof; S elevation converted to double garage, with boarded timber doors; timber and glazed opening for dovecot to E elevation. Elongated rectangular plan lean to to SW of house: random rubble with pantiled roof; boarded timber door to outer right; wide opening with timber gate to outer left. Small rectangular plan lean to S of latter: squared rubble with replaced pantile roof; timber panelled door to left of E elevation; timber boarded wall to S elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

Ford Mill House, which was originally the miller's house retains much of its original character.

References

Bibliography

1st (1852) and 2nd (1892) edition OS Maps; NMRS Photographs 1975/76: ML/5848, ML/5849; J Thomas, (1995), MIDLOTHIAN: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, (1995), (RIAS), p114, ill p109.

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.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8914 or at designations@hes.scot.

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