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Longfaugh Farm House

A Category C Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8464 / 55°50'47"N

Longitude: -2.9463 / 2°56'46"W

OS Eastings: 340846

OS Northings: 661870

OS Grid: NT408618

Mapcode National: GBR 70VV.Y2

Mapcode Global: WH7VF.Q96X

Entry Name: Longfaugh Farm House

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331174

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB763

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Crichton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Later 18th century, later 2-bay extension. 2-storey 5-bay rectangular farmhouse. Harled and painted rubble, skew gabled, pyramidal finials on skewputts, painted ashlar margins, stone eaves course.

W PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 5-bay, regular fenestration: lean-to glazing and harled brick entrance porch to 2nd bay right ground floor, panelled door, rectangular fanlight; bipartite window to right, chamfered arrises, painted margins; 2-pane windows, painted margins to other apertures; harled chimney stack with 4 plain cans between 2-3 bays, vertical dividing margin to extension

N ELEVATION: adjoining smaller cottage: blind gable, eaves course, harled chimney stack, 4 plain cans.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical 2-storey, 2-bay fenestration, left bays blind, eaves course, blind gable head, eaves course, harled chimney stack, 4 plain cans.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: original elevation hidden by mass of irregular height modern extensions, some lean-to, some flat roofed; asymmetrical fenestration; plain stone skews, pyramidal finials on skewputts, eaves course.

Mostly 2-pane replacement timber sash and case windows to front, 4-pane timber sash and case to rear.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Longfaugh was originally known as Longsaugh, but the f appeared due to printing techniques centuries ago. Saughland is the name of the next farm down, and the farms were thought to be previously connected. It is a 3-bay farmhouse that has had an early 2-storey, 2-bay addition added to it. The original entrance door remains, although a later porch covers it. Longfaugh has a smaller scale harled house adjoining it and a larger barn flanking. It remains a fairly good example of its type.

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