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Crichton Village, Cottages 10-14 (Inclusive Numbers)

A Category B Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8469 / 55°50'48"N

Longitude: -2.9833 / 2°58'59"W

OS Eastings: 338530

OS Northings: 661960

OS Grid: NT385619

Mapcode National: GBR 70LT.XW

Mapcode Global: WH7VF.49NJ

Entry Name: Crichton Village, Cottages 10-14 (Inclusive Numbers)

Listing Date: 22 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331181

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB765

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson; 1885. Extended mid-20th century. Single storey, symmetrical range of six farm-worker's cottages with advanced gabled ends flanking central arch. Coursed sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central gable: pointed-arched pend, rubble voussoirs; hood mould; inset architraved date stone below gablehead; plain stone skews; slate roof; small stone stacks flanking at ridge; 4 cottages flanking archway: flush surround tripartite window to right flank of each doorway, bipartite to each left flank; 2 stone stacks to each row2 end cottages: entrance doorway on main block, window in re-entrant angles; gable ended, window with circular window above.

SW ELEVATION: single storey flat-roofed extension to return of No 9; high rubble chimney stack, stone neck cope.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 cottages to flanks of arch: original elevation mostly obscured by single storey, flat-roofed extensions to central 4, further extensions to No 13 rear.

NE ELEVATION: single storey flat-roofed extension to return of No.14; high rubble chimney stack, stone neck cope.

6-pane, slightly bowed bipartite and tripartite casement windows to front. Graded slate piended roof, with some modern Velux roof light to cottage's rear pitch. Chimneys: single can to short stack, triple can to high stack, paired plain cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson designed these properties. He was responsible for the design of the farmhouse at Crichton Mains, along the road, in 1885-7. These cottages were built to house workers from this estate. The farm cottages are grouped to either side of an arched thoroughfare, leading to drying greens at the back. Each cottage had its own small front garden, shared drive and the green to the rear and a small outhouse and toilet. Later alterations to each cottage added a small flat-roofed kitchen/bathroom extension to the rear or side, but now larger replacement additions have led to the rear elevation losing its original simplicity of form and line. Front elevation and gardens now surrounded by a hedge and low rubble wall.

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