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6 Bridgend, Tower House

A Category C Listed Building in Dalkeith, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.897 / 55°53'49"N

Longitude: -3.0736 / 3°4'24"W

OS Eastings: 332961

OS Northings: 667617

OS Grid: NT329676

Mapcode National: GBR 60Z7.CY

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.R1KM

Entry Name: 6 Bridgend, Tower House

Listing Date: 30 June 1983

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 360244

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24332

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalkeith

County: Midlothian

Town: Dalkeith

Electoral Ward: Dalkeith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early 19th century. 2-storey (3-2) house in irregular terrace with octagonal stair tower to centre bay. Random rubble, heavily repointed; canted window rendered and lined; ashlar dressings. Cill courses at ground and 1st floors of canted windows. Eaves cornice to tower.

Timber margins to canted window.

S (NORTH ESK) ELEVATION: painted timber plastered and pedimented doorpiece in bay to left of centre; replacement door. Tower at centre, raised above eaves, probably 1853; stair window to S with raised margins; sundial above, bearing motto "WB" and date "1745", with early 19th century pedimented and bracketted surround, emblem of a hand and numerals in pediment; shield above, inscribed "WB 1853"; eaves cornice bracketted and broken by mannered pediment to S with ball finial. Full-height, flat-roofed canted window in bay to outer right. Regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors.

W ELEVATION: mutual gable with No 8 Bridgend (see separate listing).

E ELEVATION: adjoined to lower building, No 4 Bridgend (see separate listing). Rubble garden wall running N adjoined to left of extended E elevation.

Plate glass glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Conical roof to tower. Modern rooflight to S. Coped skews, mutual to W. Coped rendered and lined stacks, mutual to W, gablehead to E and truncated behind tower. Grey slates.

Low ashlar coped rubble retaining wall to S.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 2, 4 and 8 Bridgend. This building was presumably altered in 1853, incorporating details of 18th century work; the stair tower is shown on the 1835 Plan of the Town of Dalkeith (SRO RMP 9543/1). This building combines with Nos 2, 4 and 8 Bridgend (see separate listings) to form an informal and picturesque grouping of buildings in a conspicuous position.

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