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Fordel Dean, Including Ancillary Buildings and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Newbattle, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8882 / 55°53'17"N

Longitude: -2.9846 / 2°59'4"W

OS Eastings: 338515

OS Northings: 666550

OS Grid: NT385665

Mapcode National: GBR 70LC.N3

Mapcode Global: WH7V7.481D

Entry Name: Fordel Dean, Including Ancillary Buildings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 24 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394343

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46961

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newbattle

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier-mid 19th century. Traditional single storey and attic, symmetrical 3-bay cottage with columned porch. Coursed sandstone to principal (SE) elevation, sandstone rubble elsewhere. Long and short ashlar dressings to openings.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: central doorway; glazed and panelled timber 2-leaf door. Projecting porch; Tuscan columns; plain entabulature. Flanking windows.

SW ELEVATION: single window in attic to right. Base course.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: central modern timber and glazed door with fanlight; flanking windows.

NE ELEVATION: not seen, 1999.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case widows. 4-pane piended dormer window to rear; slate roof and cheeks; lead ridge. Rooflight to rear. Purple grey slate roof; lead ridge; raised skews. Gable apex stacks; corniced sandstone stack to SW; rebuilt brick stack to NE; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1999.

ANCILLARY BUILDINGS: L-plan former coach house and stable adjoining SE corner of house; sandstone rubble walls; irregular openings; 1755 datestone above window in N elevation; pantiles; piended to NW, gabled to S.

BOUNDARY WALL: sandstone rubble quadrant wall; square tooled gateposts; pyramidal coping; replacement timber gate.

Statement of Interest

The cottage is largely unchanged from its original build. The porch is ornate for such a simple cottage, and is probably a later addition. The name Fordel Dean appears on the 1812 map but the map only depicts larger buildings. The cottage is first distinctly marked on the 1st Edition OS map.

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