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Gorebridge, 14 Main Street, Lonach

A Category C Listed Building in Borthwick, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8418 / 55°50'30"N

Longitude: -3.0477 / 3°2'51"W

OS Eastings: 334489

OS Northings: 661454

OS Grid: NT344614

Mapcode National: GBR 704W.ZP

Mapcode Global: WH7VD.4FZF

Entry Name: Gorebridge, 14 Main Street, Lonach

Listing Date: 19 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391979

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45160

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Borthwick

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Borthwick

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Later 19th century. 2 storey, 3 bay, rectangular plan traditional terraced house. Painted tooled snecked sandstone with droved dressings.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; chamfered door surround; recessed timber panelled door with letterbox fanlight; windows to flanking bays with chamfered dressings; regular fenestration to first floor.

NE AND SW ELEVATIONS: obscured by adjoining terrace.

NW ELEVATION: not seen 1997.

2 pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge; stone skew to left gable; plastic rainwater goods; brick coped gablehead stack to left with circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

Statement of Interest

Gorebridge was founded by the Dewars of Vogrie in the 1800's. It provided accommodation for the workers at Stobs Mill gunpowder factory (house still remains, see separate listing) which was established in 1793, and was the earliest gunpowder works in Scotland. Nowadays the main street comprises mainly of shops and a few houses like this one.

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