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Dalhousie Grange, Dalhousie Castle

A Category C Listed Building in Midlothian South, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8639 / 55°51'50"N

Longitude: -3.0907 / 3°5'26"W

OS Eastings: 331832

OS Northings: 663952

OS Grid: NT318639

Mapcode National: GBR 60VM.NS

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.HWG1

Plus Code: 9C7RVW75+HP

Entry Name: Dalhousie Grange, Dalhousie Castle

Listing Name: Dalhousie Grange, Including Gatepiers

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331208

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB783

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Cockpen

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Circa 1790. 2-storey, 3-bay, T-plan Georgian house with later additions and alterations. Coursed, tooled pink sandstone with droved dressings. Base course; raised margins; eaves course; strip quoins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; architraved doorway to centre bay of ground floor; panelled timber door with 3-pane fanlight; 19th century tripartite window to each flanking bay. Regular fenestration to 1st floor. 19th century single storey wing to outer right.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 4-bay; 19th century wing advanced to ground floor of bay to left (altered in 20th century to form garage); window off-centre to right of 1st floor, window to ground and 1st floors of right return. 3 bays to right recessed; panelled timber door with 3-pane fanlight to bay to right, flanked to left by 2 windows; boarded timber door to basement at outer right reached by stone steps; large window to right of 1st floor, small window to centre.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; canted 3-light window off-centre to left through ground and 1st floors; window to ground floor of flanking bay to left; window to ground and 1st floors of flanking bay to right.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay. Later 20th century conservatory obscuring ground floor; window to centre and right bays of 1st floor; bay to left advanced with window off-centre to right of 1st floor.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Purple-grey piended slate roof with lead ridges. Shouldered stone and cement faced, coped wallhead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: original cornices, skirting boards, doors and mouldings survive. Buffet recess with moulded surround to dining room.

GATEPIERS: coursed pink sandstone gatepiers with corniced necks and curved caps; modern timber gates.

Statement of Interest

Dalhousie Grange was formerly the dower house to Dalhousie Castle (see separate listing), a small gate in the wall opposite the gate provided access to the path to the castle and to a footbridge over the Dalhousie Burn (listed under the Castle's policies). The adjacent cottage was accommodation for various staff, e.g. gardener, chauffeur.

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