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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392008
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45186
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian South
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
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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