History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The King's Gate

A Category B Listed Building in Midlothian East, Midlothian

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C7RVWG9+8C

Entry Name: The King's Gate

Listing 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

Tagged with: Architectural structure

Find accommodation in


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).

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.