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Bellsquarry, 30 Calder Road with Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Mid Calder, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.8695 / 55°52'10"N

Longitude: -3.5269 / 3°31'36"W

OS Eastings: 304548

OS Northings: 665086

OS Grid: NT045650

Mapcode National: GBR 30TK.7T

Mapcode Global: WH5RP.SQQR

Entry Name: Bellsquarry, 30 Calder Road with Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 30 June 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391172

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44584

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mid Calder

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Livingston South

Parish: Mid Calder

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early to earlier 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay gabled cottage in continuous terraced run with 2-bay former smithy workshop. Squared and snecked sandstone.

SE ELEVATION: 3 widely spaced bays, door to centre with later canopy; windows in flanking bays. 2-bay smithy to left with window to each bay. Later Lean-to extension to rear. Timber sash and case windows with 4-pane glazing pattern. Steeply pitched roof with red pantiles and slate eaves easing course. Ridge and gablehead ashlar stacks to cottage.

INTERIOR: decorative cast-iron horseshoe grate.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low rubble wall to front garden with semi-circular coping, curving round to taller square coped wall with pedestrian gate.

Statement of Interest

Prominently sited in centre of Bellsquarry on principal thoroughfare. The steep pitch of the roof suggests a possibly earlier date than that cautiously given here.

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