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Lasswade, Wadingburn Road, Barony House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lasswade, Wadingburn Road, Barony House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Lasswade Cottage; Sir Walter Scott's Cottage

Canmore ID 150395

Site Number NT26NE 103

NGR NT 29700 65910

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Lasswade
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes


Scottish Record Office:

Plans: James Tait & Co, Penicuik Estate Office, 1913-19.

Plans for conversion. 14 plans, elevations & sections (RHP 22717)

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Field Visit (9 May 2014)

NT 29714 65922 Circa 1781 L-plan thatched extension to earlier 18th century cottage. The wing, located at the east of the building, is currently thatched in reed and was last re-thatched approximately 12 years ago (around 2002). The thatch is netted in some places, and the thatched ridge, which is scobed with hazel spars and fixed with metal rods and wire horizontally, is entirely netted. The ridge has deteriorated slightly since it was last thatched, sagging away from the netting in places. To the south, the wing has a rounded hip with a central recessed dormer window just above the eaves, which has scobed detailing directly below the window and underneath the sculpted thatched hood at the dormer cheeks.

Visited by Zoe Herbert (SPAB) 09 May 2014, survey no.135


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