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Crichton, Crichton Mains

A Category B Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8471 / 55°50'49"N

Longitude: -2.9796 / 2°58'46"W

OS Eastings: 338763

OS Northings: 661977

OS Grid: NT387619

Mapcode National: GBR 70MT.QT

Mapcode Global: WH7VF.69FC

Entry Name: Crichton, Crichton Mains

Listing Date: 22 March 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395096

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47759

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson with Wardrop and Reid. 1885-1887. 2?-storey irregularly massed, Z-plan Arts and Crafts farmhouse. Coursed pink and white sandstone. Ashlar cills, mullions and skews.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: projecting enclosed stone porch, pitcheded roof with stone finial on gable with deeply inset timber door; adjoining projecting wing on left: blind ground floor with single bay on right; tripartite window to 1st floor, stone mullions and chamfered cills; gable ended, plain stone skews with ornate stone ball finial on apex; main house to right with single window to ground floor right, pair of windows to 1st floor, tall multi-canned chimney stack between at roof level; catslide bipartite dormer to left.

SW ELEVATION: regular fenestration to main block with advanced bay window to ground floor right; regular fenestration to retiring lower wing.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

NE ELEVATION: 2-bay to 1st floor left, SE entrance to lower rear wing on right: regular fenestration, multi potted chimney stack to right on apex of gable.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof, zinc ridging; high narrow stone stack supported by metal rod to roof, with tall and short cans. Buff coloured cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Set within a wooded area, it is the planned farmhouse for the Crighton estate. Anderson's design is a scaled down version of a house called Beatson House in Colinton Road. He also designed nearby Crichton Cottages as housing for the workers on the estate, in 1885. Situated to the W of the house, these are listed separately. The plans for both buildings still survive even though a lot of the office papers were destroyed when the basement of 16 Rutland Square flooded in 1959. They are now housed at the University of Edinburgh. The farmhouse has a converted steading to the E with a drive to it.

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