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Bonnyrigg, Cockpen Road, Courtyard Country Inn, Dovecot and Stable Block

A Category B Listed Building in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8679 / 55°52'4"N

Longitude: -3.0934 / 3°5'36"W

OS Eastings: 331670

OS Northings: 664402

OS Grid: NT316644

Mapcode National: GBR 60VL.2C

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.GR5Y

Entry Name: Bonnyrigg, Cockpen Road, Courtyard Country Inn, Dovecot and Stable Block

Listing Date: 9 October 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392799

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45781

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Bonnyrigg

Parish: Cockpen

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

John Dennis of Newcastle, 1880. Octagonal dovecot with adjoining 2-storey, rectangular-plan stable block. Red brick with brick dressings. Round-arched window and door openings.

NE ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; broad doorway with iron lintel, boarded timber door; blind window flanking to left; 3 blind oculi recesses between ground and 1st floors; large opening to centre of 1st floor; flanked by 2 blind windows; blind oculi set in gablehead.

NW ELEVATION: single bipartite window to centre of ground floor, dovecot to outer left (see below).

SW ELEVATION: not seen 1998.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; recessed bays to centre and right; bipartite window to right of ground floor; single window to each bay of 1st floor; irregular tripartite window to lean-to bay to left at ground floor. Octagonal dovecot on square plinth to 1st floor of bay to left with panelled, infilled flightholes; corbelled parapet.

Windows predominantly boarded up. Grey slate roof with decorative terracotta ridge.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

John Dennis's brick dovecot and stable block lies to the SW of the Courtyard Country Inn, which he enlarged in 1880. The use of brick for the dovecot combined with its late date make it a particularly interesting and unusual structure.

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