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Latitude: 55.9783 / 55°58'42"N
Longitude: -3.2029 / 3°12'10"W
OS Eastings: 325034
OS Northings: 676803
OS Grid: NT250768
Mapcode National: GBR 8L4.QF
Mapcode Global: WH6SD.SZ0T
Entry Name: 26 York Road, Cairney House, with Boundary Wall and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 25 February 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394126
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46765
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Forth
Traditional County: Midlothian
J Dick Peddie, 1854. 2-storey 3-bay M-roofed house, now divided. Advanced gabled bay with 2-storey canted window. Squared and snecked stugged cream sandstone with pinkish-yellow ashlar dressings. Base course. Buckle quoins; roll-moulded surrounds to windows. Gabletted skews, stone finials and bracketted gabletted skewputts. Wrought-iron resting to ridge.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to left with 2-storey stepped roofed 3-light canted window with stone panels separating windows at ground and 1st floor; date (1854) in carved panel in gable. Entrance in centre bay; timber panelled door with rectangular fanlight above; moulded stone doorpiece with parapetted cornice supported on decorative consoles; small window to 1st floor above. 2-light window with stone mullion to ground floor in right bay; single window above breaking eaves at gablehead; small carved motif in gable.
S (SIDE) ELEVATION: later external stair to 1st floor entrance.
Predominantly 4-pane and plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey/blue slates; wrought-iron cresting. Decoratively corniced ashlar and snecked sandstone stacks without cans.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low ashlar-coped coursed sandstone boundary wall. Octagonal ashlar gatepiers with stepped conical caps and carved rosettes.
Drawings (elevation, section, roof plan etc) in NMRS (bin 13 bag 3), dated 1853 (Nelson Street), describe it as 'house for Wm Flockhart.'
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