Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40424 30820
340424, 730820


J Graham Firley (McCulloch and Fairley), 1877 (dated) 4-storey tenement of John Lessel's Edinburgh City Improvement Trust type, rubble coursers with ashlar dressings and moulded string courses (that at 3rd floor stepped).

ELEVATION TO VICTORIA ROAD: Cast-iron columned ground floor shops, partly over laid by modern fascia, and pend. 4 windows and octagonal corner bay over 1st and 3rd bays bipartite; 3rd bay is corbelled out midway up 1st floor level to form segmentally arched recess head over 1st floor window and rises into crowstepped gable tih cruciform stack, 3rd floor window has stepped hoodmould with panel: 1st, 2nd and 4th bays have segment-headed hoodmoulds, 3rd floor corbelled dormer heads with segmental arches and tympanum ornaments; corner octagon rises into prismatic roof with finialled gablet lucarne dormers and weather vane. FRONTAGE TO FOREBANK ROAD: 5-window, 1st and 2nd bays bipartite, similar treatment to Victoria Road frontage without shops, corbelled and gabled bay treatment of its 3rd bay repeated at the 1st bay, top course and cornice of chimneyhead missing. 3-bays to right ground floor stepped segmental arched hoodmould. Corbelled wallhead stack.

REAR: plain with single-light windows, canted dormers and wallhead stacks.

Slate roofs. Windows sash and case, 2-pane glazing pattern to front, 8-pane pattern to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for J Duncan. Wash-houses in attics.




About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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