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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394343
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46961
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian East
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
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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