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Edgehead Lodge, Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8772 / 55°52'37"N

Longitude: -3.0069 / 3°0'24"W

OS Eastings: 337098

OS Northings: 665352

OS Grid: NT370653

Mapcode National: GBR 70FH.T0

Mapcode Global: WH7V6.SJBT

Entry Name: Edgehead Lodge, Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 26 February 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396654

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49102

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cranston

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19th century. Single storey 3-bay lodge T-plan lodge with later rear extension. Coursed sandstone with earlier random rubble base, dressed and polished sandstone ashlar surrounds and hoodmoulds

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central doorway with rybats and smoothed ashlar margins, later timber door; single window flanking: projecting sill, polished margins with projecting bracketed hoodmould surmounting.

NE, SW & SE ELEVATIONS: not seen, 2000. Concealed behind boundary walls and vegetation.

4-pane timber sash and case bipartite windows to front elevation. Pyramidal piended grey slate roof with zinc ridging. Painted cast-iron rainwater goods. 2 tall octagonal ashlar stacks with projecting neck copes, both with single cans (one plain, one replacement).

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: pair of octagonal ashlar gatepiers with corniced tops and pyramidal octagonal caps surmounting; pair of open timber-work gates with long and short ogee topped planks and cross strutting to top, middle and centre. Coursed rubble wall adjacent to gate becoming random rubble wall to S, both topped with semi-circular stone coping.

Statement of Interest

Although considerably detached from the rest of Oxenfoord Castle's estate buildings, this lodge and gateway were originally designed for the forester. Cut off from the main body of the estate, the partially surviving track leads to Byres Loan, originally the residence of the gamekeeper. Reverend Dickson remarked upon both these houses in his parish history book as being "snug spots."

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