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Monkwood, 38 Main Street, Newtongrange

A Category C Listed Building in Newbattle, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.867 / 55°52'1"N

Longitude: -3.0666 / 3°3'59"W

OS Eastings: 333345

OS Northings: 664274

OS Grid: NT333642

Mapcode National: GBR 700L.WP

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.VSWN

Plus Code: 9C7RVW8M+R8

Entry Name: Monkwood, 38 Main Street, Newtongrange

Listing Name: Newtongrange, 37 - 42 (Inclusive Numbers) Main Street, Monkwood

Listing Date: 10 April 1981

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347998

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14601

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newbattle

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Newbattle

Traditional County: Midlothian

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1872. Symmetrical terrace of six 2-storey, 2-bay cottages. Central cottages (Nos 39 and 40) project to front and rear. Red brick (Flemmish bond) with decorative brick work in contrasting yellow brick; long and short quoins and surrounds, nailhead band course and diapers. Gabled dormer to front and rear of each cottage. Narrow gardens to front and rear. Modern cast-iron railings and low brick wall surround terrace.

W (FRONT) ELEVATION: replacement panelled timber door; letterbox fanlight; flanking bipartite window. 1872 datestone above each door (replacement to No 37). Bipartite, gabled dormers breaking eaves, centred above ground floor window; yellow brick diaper in gablehead. Plaque with effaced inscription to No 42.

N ELEVATION: not seen, 1999.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: modern flush door; 2 windows to each cottage at ground floor. Breaking eaves gabled dormer window; flanking small 2-light window below eaves at 1st floor. 3 projecting brick chimney breasts; 2 circular cans in each stack.

S ELEVATION: projecting chimney breast; gablehead chimney.

Predominantly replacement 8-pane windows at front; 12-pane and 2-pane windows at rear; concrete lintels. Gabled purple-grey slate roof; timber bargeboards; overhanging bracketed eaves. Raised roofline to Nos 40 and 39; brick gablehead and mutual stacks, mostly rebuilt; circular clay cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1999.

Statement of Interest

Unusual use of polychromatic brick in Newtongrange, where most buildings are of red brick only.

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