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Gorebridge, 70, 72, 74, Hunterfield Road, Newbyres Row

A Category C Listed Building in Newbattle, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8451 / 55°50'42"N

Longitude: -3.0503 / 3°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 334328

OS Northings: 661814

OS Grid: NT343618

Mapcode National: GBR 704V.DK

Mapcode Global: WH7VD.3BQY

Entry Name: Gorebridge, 70, 72, 74, Hunterfield Road, Newbyres Row

Listing Date: 24 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394347

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46964

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newbattle

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Robert Smith, 1885. Linear row of 3 single storey cottages. Squared and snecked tooled sandstone rubble walls. Crowstepped gables, projecting crowstepped porch to front and crowstepped outshot wing to rear of each cottage. Raised surrounds, cills and hoodmoulds to windows; raised surrounds and hoodmoulds to doors.

W (FRONT) ELEVATION: 10-bay elevation with central door and flanking windows to each cottage. Symmetrical apart from extra window to far left of No 74. Chamfered quoins with plain and moulded stops to projecting porches; crowstepped gableheads with skews and surmounting finials. Thistle finial to central porch; plaque in apex bears initials 'R.D.' (Robert Dundas of Arniston) and date 1885. Ball finials and plain raised stone plaques to outer porches. Modern doors with lugged surrounds, segmental-arched fanlights and hoodmoulds. Plaque inscribed 'Newbyres Row' to No 74.

N ELEVATION: hexagonal window to left.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: partially seen; outshot to each cottage.

S ELEVATION: window to left; 2 windows in outshot.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows and rooflights to No 74. Grey slate roof; plain terracotta ridge; 2 corniced gable apex stacks; 2 corniced central ridge stacks; corniced apex stack to each rear outshot. 2 polygonal clay cans to central right stack; circular cans elsewhere. Lead ridges to outshot roofs. Cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1999.

Statement of Interest

A similar shaped row of cottages (Herring Row) appears on the 1st Edition 1852 OS Map. Newbyres Row is named after the 16th century Newbyres Castle, the ruins of which lie to the West of Gorebridge. Robert Smith, an architect from Gorebridge, built various buildings in Gorebridge for the Arniston Estate including 13 Hunterfield Road (previously known as the Newbyres Reading Room, see separate listing in Borthwick Parish) where he was also the librarian.

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