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Pathhead, 71-73 (Odd Numbers) Main Street

A Category C Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8676 / 55°52'3"N

Longitude: -2.9673 / 2°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 339560

OS Northings: 664245

OS Grid: NT395642

Mapcode National: GBR 70QL.CG

Mapcode Global: WH7V7.DS66

Entry Name: Pathhead, 71-73 (Odd Numbers) Main Street

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336415

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5092

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Crichton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 18th century. 2-storey, 4-bay rectangular-plan cottage, extended to rear. Painted modern harling. Stone quoins to left; projecting cills; skew gabled; painted margins.

SW (PRINCIPLE) ELEVATION: No 71: 2-storey, 2-bay; stone door surround to centre, replacement door (No 73 entrance to right); window to left, 2 simple windows, projecting cills.

No.73: 2-storey, 2-bay; stone door surround to No 71 elevation, square window with painted ashlar surround to far right.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: two diagonally place windows, painted surrounds, skew gabled

NE (REAR) ELEVATIONS: modern restored 2-storey housing to rear, surrounded by stone boundary wall.

Replacement 2-pane timber sash and case glazing to most, No.71-73 replacement grey slate roof. Replacement rainwater goods to each property.

INTERIOR: unseen, 2000. No. 71 (previously shop) & 73 now private housing.

Statement of Interest

The village of Pathhead grew considerably during the later part of the 18th century, almost doubling in size. This was due to advanced farming techniques and the introduction of industry (mines, quarries and limekilns) to the area. Pathhead grew again at the beginning of the 20th century, with the introduction of Local Authority Housing to its south side, whilst the main street remained relatively unchanged. This run of buildings formed shop/residential premises, although the original ground floor front elevation has been lost.

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