Middleton House

Project Profile: Middleton House

Location: Gorebridge Scotlnad

This Estate house near Gorebridge was built in the 1700s in a Jacobean style with wings and alterations in the 19th and 20th C.

The whole façade was wet dashed with stone detailing on all the openings and a large Classical piedmont at the front and rear elevations. A lot of the masonry was in varying states of decay and, depending upon the level of decay, the stone was either replaced with a matching stone or repaired with colour matched lithomix. All the masonry was re-pointed with either a hydraulic lime mortar or a lime putty depending on joint size. One of the finials on the rear piedmont was reset due to vegetation growing underneath it and the coping on the piedmont crown were fixed with stainless steel cramping.

New rubble stone retaining walls were built around the house with a droved ashlar coping.