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Newbattle Abbey Policies, the King's Gate

A Category B Listed Building in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8758 / 55°52'32"N

Longitude: -3.0814 / 3°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 332435

OS Northings: 665268

OS Grid: NT324652

Mapcode National: GBR 60XH.PJ

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.MKVW

Entry Name: Newbattle Abbey Policies, the King's Gate

Listing Date: 5 May 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331214

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB789

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Cockpen

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Dated 1822. Triumphal arch. Polished, coursed, sandstone ashlar. High round-arched central arch, with impost detail, flanked by two lower gateways. Polished parapet on moulded cornice. Blank tablet to centre of W elevation, tooled tablet to E elevation reading "THE KINGS GATE AUGUST XXVIII CVXXX XXII".

Statement of Interest

The King's Gate was constructed for George IV's visit to Newbattle Abbey, forming the entrance to an avenue which lead to the Abbey (now obscured by modern housing estate).

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