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35 High Street, Glebe House, Including Pavilion Blocks, Boundary Walls and Bee Boles

A Category B Listed Building in Penicuik, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8266 / 55°49'35"N

Longitude: -3.2202 / 3°13'12"W

OS Eastings: 323656

OS Northings: 659931

OS Grid: NT236599

Mapcode National: GBR 51Y2.M5

Mapcode Global: WH6T5.HTS4

Entry Name: 35 High Street, Glebe House, Including Pavilion Blocks, Boundary Walls and Bee Boles

Listing Date: 10 October 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384927

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39298

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Penicuik

County: Midlothian

Town: Penicuik

Electoral Ward: Penicuik

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay plain classical house with single storey pavilion court and wing; former parish manse, now in use as residential home. Rubble, with rendered and painted principal elevation. Projecting cills; raised margins; ashlar dressings, some broached; long and short quoins to principal elevation, strip quoins to rear elevation.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: regularly-spaced windows in bays at ground and 1st floors, wider window centred at ground in former doorway. Later single storey entrance porch in re-entrant angle formed to right, with base course and corniced blocking course, 9-panel flush timber door with decoratively raised margins and pilasters flanking, window in chamfered bay to left.

NE ELEVATION: window to right of centre and to outer left at ground; attic window centred in gable.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay, later out-of-character lean-to conservatory with tall, coped stone base, centred at ground, with stair window between ground and 1st floors, above. Window to right at ground, bipartite window to left at ground, windows in outer bays at 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: obscured by single storey wing at ground. Window to right at 1st floor, attic window centred in gablehead.

SW WING: single storey wing projecting from SW elevation, with 4 narrow windows to SE, bipartite window in modern slapping to outer left; pair of irregularly-arranged windows to left of centre in SW gable; modern timber door to left of centre in NW elevation.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1999.

PAVILION BLOCKS: pair of single storey, rectangular, rubble, piended classical pavilions, symmetrically-arranged, framing service court to S. Droved long and short quoins; round-arched alcoved niches with projecting cills centred in blank walls to street. Pavilions linked by screen wall to street with advanced gatepiers and 2-leaf, vertically-boarded timber gates in wide central gateway. Pavilion to W with modern slapping centred at ground to courtyard, vertically-boarded timber door and stone lintel; folding vertically-boarded timber garage doors with glazed upper panels, in modern slapping with stone lintel, centred at ground to rear. Pavilion to E with pair of windows in NE elevation; modern glazed door and 3 windows to courtyard.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs with lead ridges; rectangular piended bipartite slate-hung dormer centred at principal elevation; modern skylight centred at rear; decorative timber snowboard centred at rear. Gablehead stacks, coped, with octagonal cans; shouldered wallhead stack to E pavilion block. Coped skews.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND BEE BOLES: low, coped ashlar wall to street, railings missing; tooled and squared rubble walls with semicircular coping to rear. Bee bole recesses (2) in garden wall.

Statement of Interest

The pavilion blocks may pre-date the house, and although the lesser elevations are altered retain their original charm. The NE of the rear lawn is the possible site of an old well.

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