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District Council Chambers, 4 West Street, Penicuik

A Category C Listed Building in Penicuik, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8258 / 55°49'32"N

Longitude: -3.2225 / 3°13'21"W

OS Eastings: 323507

OS Northings: 659845

OS Grid: NT235598

Mapcode National: GBR 51Y2.3G

Mapcode Global: WH6T5.GTPR

Plus Code: 9C7RRQGG+8X

Entry Name: District Council Chambers, 4 West Street, Penicuik

Listing Name: 2-6 (Even Nos) West Street

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394201

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46829

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Penicuik

County: Midlothian

Town: Penicuik

Electoral Ward: Penicuik

Traditional County: Midlothian

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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.

Statement of Interest

Prominently sited with round tower smoothly turning corner.

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