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Old Crown Inn, 13 High Street, Penicuik

A Category C Listed Building in Penicuik, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8262 / 55°49'34"N

Longitude: -3.2215 / 3°13'17"W

OS Eastings: 323576

OS Northings: 659891

OS Grid: NT235598

Mapcode National: GBR 51Y2.C9

Mapcode Global: WH6T5.HT6F

Plus Code: 9C7RRQGH+FC

Entry Name: Old Crown Inn, 13 High Street, Penicuik

Listing Name: 13 High Street, the Old Crown Inn

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394182

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46816

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Penicuik

County: Midlothian

Town: Penicuik

Electoral Ward: Penicuik

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Mid 18th century, with later alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay near-symmetrical inn, in use as public house. Tooled sandstone ashlar, painted, with polished ashlar margins. Base course; corniced lintel at ground; eaves course.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 7-bay, pilastraded public house front at ground, comprising 2-leaf, 4-panel timber door centred at ground, flanked by windows and with further windows in penultimate bay from right, and outer left, remaining bays blank, with decorative wall-mounted painted timber public house signs. 3 regularly-spaced windows at 1st floor. Painted timber public house sign on wall-mounted decorative wrought-iron bracket, depicting relief of St Edward's Crown upon cushion.

NE ELEVATION: adjoining neighbour in terrace (15-23 High Street, see separate listing).

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 1999.

SW ELEVATION: adjoining neighbour in terrace (9 and 11 High Street, see separate listing).

INTERIOR: not seen, 1999.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof, with lead ridge. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Brick gablehead stack; coped, with circular and octagonal cans. Coped skews.

Statement of Interest

The Old Crown Inn is of interest for its original date, now much altered in the High Street, and for its pilastraded front, a feature of Penicuik's commercial structures.

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