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Grey's House, 57 Main Street, Pathhead

A Category C Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.868 / 55°52'4"N

Longitude: -2.9682 / 2°58'5"W

OS Eastings: 339509

OS Northings: 664296

OS Grid: NT395642

Mapcode National: GBR 70QL.69

Mapcode Global: WH7V7.CRTW

Plus Code: 9C7VV29J+6P

Entry Name: Grey's House, 57 Main Street, Pathhead

Listing Name: Pathhead, 57 Main Street, Grey's House

Listing Date: 22 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395100

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47766

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Parish: Crichton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Late 18th century, remodelled circa 1876. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan house. Coursed rubble. Part long and short quoins, projecting cills, timpany gable.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-storey symmetrical elevation, regular fenestration; doorway slightly off centre right, chamfered arrises, later 4-panel door, small glazed fanlight, inset circular sundial stone above, blind door to left; window to flanks, projecting lower cill, chamfered arrises to right window; additional 1st floor: 3 regularly placed bays, projecting starts, tails, jambs, keystone detail on top cill to central bay, flanking architraved windows placed high at eaves; timpan gable, projecting stone plaque dated 1876 (in relief) GRAYS HOUSE (carved) near gablehead, stone skews, gablet skewputts with rolled tops, long and short quoins to 1st floor left.

NW ELEVATION: adjoining single storey cottage to left, situated slightly downhill; plain stone skews and skewputts, coursed stone stack, neck cope, 5 plain cans.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

SE ELEVATION: adjoining 2-storey house to right, abutting its gable and using its skews.

4-pane timber sash and case glazing (upper 2-panes smaller than lower ones). Grey slate roof. Painted cast-iron rainwater goods, downpipe to right on main elevation.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

The original cottage was probably one storey high, however it was extended in 1876 to a 2-storey dwelling house. The windows were given raised margins, whereas the ground floor only has projecting cills. The timpany gable contains a dated plaque showing the renovation date, not the original date of the building (the house at No 107 received similar treatment in 1877). The original elevation would have had two doors to the ground floor, but the left-hand door has been infilled, to the detriment of the symmetry.

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