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Latitude: 55.829 / 55°49'44"N
Longitude: -3.2233 / 3°13'23"W
OS Eastings: 323467
OS Northings: 660210
OS Grid: NT234602
Mapcode National: GBR 51X1.Y9
Mapcode Global: WH6T5.GRB7
Entry Name: 68 John Street, Including Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 9 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394192
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46824
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Penicuik
Traditional County: Midlothian
Later 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house. Tooled sandstone ashlar. Base course; band course between ground and 1st floors. Quoin strips.
NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: recessed modern door centred at ground. Windows in remaining bays at ground, and in bays at 1st floor.
SE ELEVATION: 2-bay gable, later addition of rendered forestair to left; windows in bays at 1st floor; door to outer left at 1st floor; windows in NE and SE faces of addition.
SW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 1999.
NW ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1999.
BOUNDARY WALL: low, coped wall to street, with modern decorative metal railings.
Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof, with lead ridge; pair of modern skylights. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Gablehead stacks; coped, with circular cans.
Although plain, 68 John Street is of interest for its traditional form, and its corner position.
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