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33-37 (Odd Nos) West Street, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Penicuik, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8258 / 55°49'32"N

Longitude: -3.2235 / 3°13'24"W

OS Eastings: 323448

OS Northings: 659850

OS Grid: NT234598

Mapcode National: GBR 51X2.XG

Mapcode Global: WH6T5.GT7R

Entry Name: 33-37 (Odd Nos) West Street, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394198

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46828

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Penicuik

County: Midlothian

Town: Penicuik

Electoral Ward: Penicuik

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19th century, with later additions. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan house to street, with 2-storey single bay wing to W, and L-plan wing to rear, incorporated into courtyard. Tooled and snecked sandstone, with polished dressings. Base course; eaves course. Long and short quoins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: architraved doorpiece with shallow block pediment centred at ground, with modern 4-panel timber door and plate glass rectangular fanlight; regular fenestration to remaining bays at ground, and in bays at 1st floor. Wing to left comprising infilled door centred at ground, window in dormerhead breaking eaves centred above.

SW ELEVATION: 3-light canted lean-to window with fish-scale slated roof, centred to gabled return of West Street block, advanced to outer right; modern timber door with plate glass rectangular fanlight to left of principal elevation W gable, with window aligned above, to outer right; rear wing comprising 3-bay block, with advanced single-bay wing to left. Tripartite rectangular window advanced to centre at ground, with piended slate roof; modern timber door with plate glass rectangular fanlight to right at ground; single storey columned doorpiece in re-entrant angle to left at ground, with fish-scale slated roof, with 6-panel timber door and plate glass segmental-arched fanlight; 3 regularly-spaced windows at 1st floor; canted bay through ground and 1st floors, centred in projecting bay to outer left, with 3-light canted windows at ground and 1st floor.

NW ELEVATION: adjoined to terraced neighbour.

NE ELEVATION: gable obscured by adjoining terrace.

INTERIORS: not seen. 1999.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roofs, with lead ridges. 3 evenly-arranged rectangular piended dormers at SE and SW elevations. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Ashlar gablehead and ridge stacks; corniced and coped, with octagonal cans. Coped skews, with gabletted skewputts.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble walls, with semicircular coping.

GATEPIERS AND GATES: ashlar gatepiers with recessed round-arched panels, surmounted by shallow pyramidal caps; 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber gates.

Statement of Interest

Although of a complex evolution, Nos 33-37 West Street boasts both a good traditional house to the street, and a contrasting well-detailed near U-plan elevation to a generous courtyard to the side.

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