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Latitude: 55.9805 / 55°58'49"N
Longitude: -3.1954 / 3°11'43"W
OS Eastings: 325507
OS Northings: 677030
OS Grid: NT255770
Mapcode National: GBR 8N3.7N
Mapcode Global: WH6SD.WYK6
Entry Name: 4 and 5 Lamb's Court
Listing Date: 17 October 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390295
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43703
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Forth
Traditional County: Midlothian
Mid to later 18th century; recast and converted by Ian Lindsay & Partners, circa 1970. 2-storey; 6-bay a-symmetrical block forming S boundary to court; rear elevation to Main Street. Harled and limewashed; raised and painted concrete surrounds to openings. Exterior stairs with timber railings to 1st floor.
N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber boarded door to ground in penultimate bay to right (No 4); storage door beneath stair. Single windows to 1st floor in bays to left and penultimate bay to right; single window to ground in bay to outer right. Stairs to 1st floor entry (No 5) aligned above No 4; timber boarded door; flanking single windows. Single windows in remaining bays to left.
S (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: 2-storey, 3-bay. Regularly fenestrated to both floors in all bays.
12-pane timber sash and case windows to both elevations. Grey slate roof; precast concrete skews. Harled apex stacks to E and W with precast concrete copes and circular cans.
B group with Nos 1, 2 and 3 Lamb?s Court and Nos 4-8 Wester Close (see separate list entries). Both properties display characteristics typical of the Newhaven overhaul by Ian Lindsay & Partners during the 1970s. Note the harled and limewashed walls, exterior stairs, precast concrete skews and painted cement surrounds to openings. Note throughout, the retention of the Scottish fishing village vernacular (compare with Cross Wynd, Falkland or St. Moran?s, Fife - both of which were recorded by Lindsay). Despite harsh detailing and element of standardisation, the practice?s Newhaven work should be acknowledged as a pioneering attempt to conserve and improve an entire fishing village. Substantial in size, with a clear philosophy, it contrasts with more recent restoration attempts and thus, illustrates the differing and developing attitudes towards conservation. Previously No 21 and 22 Main Street.