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Pathhead, 7 Main Street

A Category C Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8688 / 55°52'7"N

Longitude: -2.9714 / 2°58'16"W

OS Eastings: 339310

OS Northings: 664390

OS Grid: NT393643

Mapcode National: GBR 70PL.H0

Mapcode Global: WH7V7.BR97

Entry Name: Pathhead, 7 Main Street

Listing Date: 22 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395097

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47763

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Crichton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1800, remodelled circa 1870. Single storey, 2-bay rectangular-plan cottage, central entrance porch. Ashlar, chamfered arrises, tooled long and short quoins.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central enclosed ashlar gabled porch: stone skews, gablet skewputts, stone star finial surmounting, architraved plaque above door lintel, metal pointer above, chamfered arrises to door surround, decorative stop-chamfer arrises to sides; angled stone step, 2-leaf framed and boarded timber door, 2-pane fanlight above. Paired 4-pane windows flanking porch; narrow chamfered stone mullion, splay cill to base; plain stone skews and putts; coursed ashlar chimney to each gable, stone neck cope, paired hexagonal cans.

NW ELEVATION: adjoining adjacent 2-storey house to left.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

SE ELEVATION: adjoining single storey cottage with steeper roof pitch, to right.

4-pane timber sash and case windows to front elevation. Graded grey slate roof; metal ridging, modern squared vent to ridge centre, slightly projecting eaves. Painted cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Good example of a vernacular cottage in Pathhead Main Street. Sited on the sloping hill at the bottom of the village, the cottage has many interesting features. The stone star finial is unique within the village. The plaque above the door has worn, the original carving being no longer readable. The gablet skewputts on the porch can also be seen on the modernised cottage to its right.

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