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Latitude: 55.8258 / 55°49'32"N
Longitude: -3.2225 / 3°13'20"W
OS Eastings: 323513
OS Northings: 659849
OS Grid: NT235598
Mapcode National: GBR 51Y2.4G
Mapcode Global: WH6T5.GTQR
Entry Name: 2-6 (Even Nos) West Street
Listing Date: 9 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394200
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46829
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Penicuik
Traditional County: Midlothian
1916. 2-storey Baronial former District Council Chambers, now partly-used as Belgian Consulate (No 2); rectangular-plan with engaged circular corner tower. Squared and snecked sandstone with polished dressings. Long and short quoins and surrounds to openings; dividing string course; crowstepped gables; 1st floor windows breaking eaves in crowstepped dormerheads.
NW (WEST STREET) ELEVATION: 4-bay with corner tower to outer left. 2 doorways at ground in penultimate bay to right; panelled doors; 4-light fanlights; single window at 1st floor above (no dormerhead). Bipartite windows to both floors in flanking bays. Tripartite window in bay to outer left.
NE (THE SQUARE) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Engaged circular tower to right; doorway at ground; 2-leaf panelled door; lintel inscribed "Council Chambers"; single window at 1st floor above; panelled parapet; flagpole. Bipartite windows to both floors in bay to left.
SE ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building.
SW ELEVATION: blank gable, partly-obscured by adjoining building.
Predominantly 8-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Mutual and gablehead stacks; coped, with circular terracotta cans. Beak skewputts.
INTERIORS: not seen, 1999.
Prominently sited with round tower smoothly turning corner.
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