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Latitude: 55.8741 / 55°52'26"N
Longitude: -3.0802 / 3°4'48"W
OS Eastings: 332507
OS Northings: 665076
OS Grid: NT325650
Mapcode National: GBR 60XJ.Y4
Mapcode Global: WH6T1.NMF6
Entry Name: 1-4 (Inclusive Nos) Dalhousie Mains Cottages
Listing Date: 5 May 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393314
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46129
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Bonnyrigg
Traditional County: Midlothian
Late 18th century; late enlarged windows. 2 single storey pairs of 3-bay, rectangular-plan farm cottages with later additions and alterations. Tooled sandstone rubble with droved and stugged dressings. Long and short quoins.
NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; gabled windows breaking eaves to 3rd bay from right and bays to outer left and right; window to 3rd bay from left; glazed modern door to penultimate bay to right (No. 1); timber door to penultimate bay to left (No. 2).
SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; window off-centre to right; harled addition to outer right.
SE ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3 harled, piend-roofed additions advanced.
NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; window off-centre to left; harled addition to outer left.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; gabled windows breaking eaves to 3rd bay from right and bays to outer left and right; 4-pane window to 3rd bay from left; boarded timber doors to penultimate bay to right and left; 4-pane window flanking to left door of penultimate bay to right.
NE ELEVATION: gabled with bull's-eye window off-centre to right; 20th century harled additions to outer right.
NW ELEVATION: obscured by 20th century additions and alterations.
SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; modern window off-centre to left; 20th century additions to outer left.
Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows, except uPVC to Numbers 2 and 3. Graded purple-grey slate roofs with galvanised steel ridges. Harled, coped gablehead, ridge and wallhead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: not seen 1998.
Cottages to Dalhousie Mains (see separate listing). Formerly 3 cottages to each block. The pitch of the roof, the very low walls to front and back, and the wide spacing/small size of the windows all suggest that these cottages were built in the 18th century. Red pantiles have been found near the cottages, suggesting that at one time they were the roofing material, it is also possible that the roofs were originally thatched. The gabled windows are probably enlarged 4-pane windows resulting from 19th century improvements.
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