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Former Manse, Cockpen

A Category B Listed Building in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8654 / 55°51'55"N

Longitude: -3.0908 / 3°5'26"W

OS Eastings: 331828

OS Northings: 664113

OS Grid: NT318641

Mapcode National: GBR 60VM.M8

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.HTDX

Plus Code: 9C7RVW85+4M

Entry Name: Former Manse, Cockpen

Listing Name: The Glebe House (Former Cockpen Manse), Including Stable Block

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331206

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB781

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Bonnyrigg

Parish: Cockpen

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Richard Crichton 1816. Two-storey and attic, three-bay, T-plan former manse with additions and alterations in 1875 possibly by Peddie and Kinnear, further repairs and alterations in 1911 by James McLachlan. Coursed, tooled pink sandstone with droved dressings. Base course; projecting cills; eaves course; long and short quoins.

Southeast (principal) elevation: symmetrical; architraved doorway to centre with panelled timber door; window to each flanking bay. Regular fenestration to first floor.

Northeast elevation: symmetrical; three-bay; gabled bay advanced to left with window centre of ground floor; windows to ground and first floors of right return. Centre and right bays recessed; window to ground floor of centre bay; bipartite windows to ground and first floors of bay to right; gabled dormer to attic floor.

Northwest elevation: asymmetrical; three-bay; advanced gabled bay to left with single window set in gablehead; glazed timber door to ground floor of right return, window to first floor; window to ground and first floors of bay to centre; lean-to at bay to right with single window to ground floor.

Southwest elevation: asymmetrical; lean-to to ground floor obscured by late 20th century conservatory addition; remainder blank.

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews. Droved, coped gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Interior: not seen 1998.

Stable Block: U-plan tooled rubble stable block to northwest of house with droved dressings. Three large boarded timber doors to centre; bays to outer left and right advanced; barred window opening to outer left surmounted by ledge and three flight holes, doorway to right return; broad two-leaf boarded timber door to outer right, window opening above; door to left return. Piended grey slate roof with overhanging eaves, lead ridge and modern skylights.

Statement of Interest

There were a great many repairs to The Glebe House in 1911 following mineral mining underneath it which caused subsidence. In spite of this the former manse survives as a well-proportioned building largely in its original form.

According to the Heritor's Records repairs to the manse were also carried out in 1875. The accounts mention Peddie and Kinnear, who also carried out work on Cockpen Parish Church (see LB780) a few years later, however the extent of their work is not detailed.

Description updated in 2019 to include name of architect.

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