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12 Fala Dam, White House

A Category C Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8439 / 55°50'38"N

Longitude: -2.9136 / 2°54'48"W

OS Eastings: 342891

OS Northings: 661566

OS Grid: NT428615

Mapcode National: GBR 803V.0Y

Mapcode Global: WH7VG.6CVT

Entry Name: 12 Fala Dam, White House

Listing Date: 22 January 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331171

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB760

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Crichton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Later 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular house, later single storey extension to S. Harled rubble. Skew gabled.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: door to centre, down pipe and window flanking, slightly projecting cills; regular fenestration to 1st floor; 2-pane rooflight to attic.

N ELEVATION: gable-end: deep plain stone skews, single window to 1st floor; gablehead chimney, neck copes, paired plain pots.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration; overlooking lane between properties.

S ELEVATION: single storey extension overlooking garden.

9-pane wooden sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof. Replacement metal rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Fala Dam is a good example of a relatively unspoilt hamlet. It takes its name from the dam that was situated in the Cakemuir Burn. The hamlet played host to Bonnie Prince Charlie on 3rd November 1745, when the Andersons of Whitburgh entertained him. In 1800, Lady Forrester escaped or decamped from her Corstorphine residence and was found dead in one of the old cottages by members of her family who were searching for her.

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