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Torcraik House

A Category C Listed Building in Borthwick, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8226 / 55°49'21"N

Longitude: -3.0194 / 3°1'9"W

OS Eastings: 336230

OS Northings: 659283

OS Grid: NT362592

Mapcode National: GBR 71C3.3M

Mapcode Global: WH7VD.LXF7

Entry Name: Torcraik House

Listing Date: 19 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392008

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45186

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Borthwick

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Borthwick

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century; 2 storey, 3 bay, rectangular plan farmhouse, with later additions to rear. Principal elevation: tooled coursed sandstone, remainder harled; droved dressings; long and short quoins. Base course, slightly projecting window cills.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; central doorway with 20th century flat roofed open timber porch on bullfaced stone wall; glazed timber door with letterbox fanlight; windows to flanking bays; regular fenestration to 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; window centred to ground; window off centre to right of 1st floor.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; irregular fenestration; L plan addition; irregular fenestration, glazed timber door to SE elevation; piended roof; ridge stack.

SW ELEVATION: blank.

12 pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge; ashlar skews. Cast iron rainwater goods. Coped ashlar gablehead stacks.

Statement of Interest

Torcraik originally belonged to the Middleton Estate. The limestone geology of this area means that there are several natural springs, one of which emerged near North Middleton and was used to power the thrashing mill at Torcraik farm (NSA).

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