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Dalhousie Courte, Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg

A Category B Listed Building in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8681 / 55°52'5"N

Longitude: -3.0932 / 3°5'35"W

OS Eastings: 331687

OS Northings: 664418

OS Grid: NT316644

Mapcode National: GBR 60VL.49

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.GR9T

Plus Code: 9C7RVW94+6P

Entry Name: Dalhousie Courte, Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg

Listing Name: Bonnyrigg, Cockpen Road, Courtyard Country Inn, Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 5 May 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393307

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46125

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Bonnyrigg

Parish: Cockpen

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Late 19th century, with additions of circa 1880 by John Dennis of Newcastle. 2-storey, with 4-storey tower. Predominantly cement rendered brick surrounding original sandstone rubble house, with polished dressings. Base course; round-arched windows with raised margins; dividing band course; eaves course.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5-bay. Square-plan tower to penultimate bay to right; round-arched polished sandstone doorway to ground floor, with 2-leaf panelled timber door with single-pane fanlight; late 20th century timber porch advanced; bipartite window to left return; bipartite window to 1st floor and 1st floor left return; tripartite window to each elevation of 2nd floor; quadripartite window to each elevation of 3rd floor, unrendered, infilled red brick to rear. Corbelled eaves course, pyramidal roof with overhanging eaves and weathervane spire. Centre, penultimate bay to left and bay to outer left recessed; glazed, panelled timber door to ground floor of centre bay; bipartite window to ground and 1st floor of penultimate bay to left; circular-plan, 2-storey tower to outer left angle, 3 windows to ground and 1st floors; corbelled eaves course, conical roof with ironwork spire. Gabled bay advanced to outer right; projecting rectangular-plan tripartite window to ground floor with window to right and returns, balustraded parapet; tripartite window to 1st floor; floreate carving to gablehead; timber bargeboards pierced with trefoil; timber finial to apex.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay. Bay to left blank; single storey concrete block late 20th century additions to centre and bay to left.

SW ELEVATION: predominantly obscured by late 20th century concrete additions; gabled bay to left advanced with irregularly placed door and window openings to left return; lean-to greenhouses to right return, boarded timber door flanked by 2 bipartite windows to right, small shouldered wallhead stack above.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; late 18th century single bay; ground floor obscured by later 20th century timber conservatory; 4-pane window off-centre to left of 1st floor, flanked to left by small 4-pane window.

Predominately 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge. Rendered, coped gablehead stack and shouldered rendered, corniced wallhead stack, both with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: Predominantly not seen; tiled entrance hall floor; decorative frieze and moulded ceiling to ground floor reception room.

BOUNDARY WALLS: semicircular coped rubble walls to SE of house.

Statement of Interest

John Dennis's enlargements combine the Italianate tower with the Baronial turret to create a highly unusual building, which he lived in himself. The adjacent brick dovecot and stable block (see separate listing) are particularly unusual. According to Thomas and McWilliam the internal window margins are lined with mirror glass to reflect light into the rooms. The Courtyard Country Inn has been formerly known as Dalhousie Courte and also Brixwold.

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