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Latitude: 55.8336 / 55°50'0"N
Longitude: -3.089 / 3°5'20"W
OS Eastings: 331886
OS Northings: 660577
OS Grid: NT318605
Mapcode National: GBR 60WZ.1N
Mapcode Global: WH6T7.JM8R
Entry Name: Carrington Village, 1-8 (Inclusive) Primrose Gardens
Listing Date: 29 March 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393250
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46087
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian South
Traditional County: Midlothian
Probably Thomas Bertram, 1938. Single storey, 10-bay, U-plan group of 4 Local Authority double villas. Cream harled with rosemary-tiled roof. Bullfaced base course, projecting concrete cills; moulded eaves course.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Regular fenestration to 4 central bays; architraved doorways with 2-leaf panelled and glazed timber doors to flanking bays to left and right, panelled timber door to No 4. 2-bay gabled bays advanced to outer left and outer right, regular fenestration to each; small vertical advanced harled panel set in gableheads.
E ELEVATION: single gabled window off-centre to right breaking eaves; diamond panel advanced in gablehead; moulded cement skews.
N ELEVATION: not seen 1998.
W ELEVATION: single gabled window off-centre to left breaking eaves; diamond panel advanced in gablehead; moulded cement skews.
Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows, 12-pane uPVC sash and case windows to Nos. 3-4. Swept red tiled roof with terracotta ridge. Harled, coped ridge stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Primrose Gardens, bordering a small green at the entrance to Carrington Village, is a well designed group of remarkably complete local authority houses, probably by Thomas Bertram. Bertram was assistant to William Scott, the county architect, until the 14th of June 1938 when he himself took over as county architect on Scott's retirement. The cottages are situated on the site of the former Carrington Manse.
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