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Garage To Rear Of 19-21 Murderdean Road, Newtongrange
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- HER number: MEL10851
- Site Name: Garage To Rear Of 19-21 Murderdean Road, Newtongrange
- Grid Reference: 333220 664030
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: Late 19th-20th century garage
- Description: (1-2) In August 2014, CFA Archaeology undertook a rapid desk-based assessment and basic historic building survey of a derelict garage in Newtongrange, Midlothian, in advance of the demolition of the building. The garage is located to the rear of 19-21 Murderdean Road, a row of category C listed former managers houses associated with the 19th century Dean Oil Works.
The desk-based work found that the 1913 OS map shows the garage to be attached to a collection of other buildings close to the North Britich Railway line. The core block of the garage was left standing and later modified with the addition of two lean-to buildings on each gable, one a toilet block, the other a two-unit workshop.
The historic building survey found the garage to be a detached rectangular brick-built structure, with several phases of blocking work and insertion, including a mezzanine floor suspended on re-used railway lines. The roof trusses were found to comprise angle-iron with wrought-iron tie rods, which are typical of late 19th century buildings.
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
- Related Places:
- (1) Unpublished document: Cressey, M. 2014. Borders Railway Project, Garage to the rear of 19-21 Murderdean Road, Newtongrange, Midlothian: Basic Historic Building Survey.
- (2) Digital archive: Carruthers, G.. 2014. Borders Railway Project, Garage to the rear of 19-21 Murderdean Road, Newtongrange, Midlothian: Basic Historic Building Survey.