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Chalkieside, enclosure 400m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.902 / 55°54'7"N

Longitude: -3.0142 / 3°0'51"W

OS Eastings: 336681

OS Northings: 668120

OS Grid: NT366681

Mapcode National: GBR 70D6.74

Mapcode Global: WH7V0.NXVB

Entry Name: Chalkieside, enclosure 400m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 28 July 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6212

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Inveresk

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

1845. 2-storey and attic, 5-bay, cottage-style house with 2-storey wing to N. Harled with finely finished granite chamfered reveals. Base course; projecting cills; strip quoins; glazed panelled timber doors; gableted windows to 1st floor breaking eaves; overhanging eaves with decorative timber bargeboards.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled, advanced penultimate bay to left, consoled doorway with 2 stone steps to ground floor, 2-leaf door with tall fanlight, window centred above; 2 recessed bays flanking to right, door with 2-pane fanlight to left of ground floor, flanked to right by window, timber porch oversailing on rusticated timber columns, regular fenestration to 1st floor. Slightly recessed bay to outer left, window to centre of ground floor, 2 windows to 1st floor. Gabled bay slightly advanced to right, windows symmetrically placed to ground and 1st floors. Wing recessed to outer right, regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors.

N ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; predominantly obscured by wing; gabled wing advanced with door off-centre to right of ground floor, 2-pane window centred to 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3 recessed bays to centre with regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors; gabled bay flanking to left and right, canted window to ground floor of bay to right, regular fenestration to remainder. Wing recessed to outer left, regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; irregular wall planes; gabled bay advanced to right with canted window to centre of ground floor, metal ash trap off-centre to left above. Small window below eaves of flanking bay to left

Predominantly 6 and 8-pane replacement timber casement windows. Graded grey slate roof with lead and tiled ridges. Variety of wallhead, ridge and gablehead stacks with single, paired and triple off-set flues. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATE AND GATEPIERS: square-plan finely finished granite gatepiers with shallow pyramidal caps to NW of house. Cast-iron gate.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The apparent presence within the enclosure of surviving contemporary structures and deposits suggests that it may also have the potential to add to our understanding of prehistoric house construction and domestic organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

J Blaeu, ABERDONIA & BANFIA, (1654); J Sinclair, THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, (1793), Vol 9, p105; R Dinnie, AN ACCOUNT OF THE PARISH OF BIRSE, HISTORICAL, STATISTICAL & ANTIQUARIAN, (1865), p81; 1st (1869) and 2nd (1903) EDITION OS MAPS; A I McConnochie, DEESIDE, (1900), p116; F H Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND: A SURVEY OF SCOTTISH TOPOGRAPHY, STATISTICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND HISTORICAL, (1886), Vol. 1, p159; H Hamilton (ed), THE THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND: THE COUNTY OF ABERDEEN, (1960), p418; F Wyness, ROYAL VALLEY: THE STORY OF THE ABERDEENSHIRE DEE, (1968), p198-199; R Callander, HISTORY IN BIRSE, Vol 1, (1981), p12, Vol 3, (1983), p106-107.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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