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Session-House, Temple Parish Church

A Category B Listed Building in Temple, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8173 / 55°49'2"N

Longitude: -3.0942 / 3°5'39"W

OS Eastings: 331532

OS Northings: 658771

OS Grid: NT315587

Mapcode National: GBR 61T5.XH

Mapcode Global: WH6TF.F1SP

Plus Code: 9C7RRW84+W8

Entry Name: Session-House, Temple Parish Church

Listing Name: Temple Village, Temple Kirk Session House

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348035

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14620

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348035

Location: Temple

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Temple

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Session house

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Probably Thomas Brown of Uphall, circa 1832. Single bay, single storey, rectangular plan Tudor gothic Session House. Tooled coursed sandstone with droved dressings. Pointed arched openings; chamfered reveals; long and short droved quoins, vertical to N and S elevations; eaves course.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical; gabled; doorway to centre, hoodmoulded with simple label stops; 2 leaf boarded timber door with decorative ironwork hinges.

S ELEVATION: obscured by timber lean to addition with corrugated iron roof.

E ELEVATION: predominantly obscured by brick lean to addition with corrugated iron roof; boarded timber door to right return.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical; single bay; single window to centre.

Diamond pane window. Grey slate roof with lead ridge; saddle back skews. Polished sandstone, corbelled, coped gablehead stack to W.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

The Session House is thought to be contemporary with Temple Kirk (see separate listing) within whose boundary walls it stands. It was used as an offering house so that the money did not sully the church.

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