Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24357 71939
324357, 671939


George Anderson, builder, circa 1879-88. Terrace of eight 2-storey and attic 2-bay houses with 3-storey curved corner tenement to SW; cream sandstone, ashlar front, squared and snecked ashlar rear; ground floor windows pilastered with frieze and cornice; 1st floor windows pilastered segmental-arched in raised panel; moulded cills; eaves cornice and parapet; alternating triangular and segmental pedimented (some lugged) dormers; ashlar mullions and pilasters with moulded capitals; deep set panelled tripartite doors with rectangular plate glass fanlight and narrow sidelights framed by pilasters carrying consoled cornice; tiled vestibule and hall.

NE (MERCHISTON PLACE) ELEVATION: 3-bay over basement with slightly advanced central bay; entrance door in centre approached by oversailing infilled ashlar stair with decorative railing; blocking course above as apron to round-arched 1st floor window with heavy cornice carried on stylised consoles; ashlar dormer with triangular pediment and single window in valley between gables of outer bays; outer bays comprised of single windows to each floor and curvilinear gables with corniced apex stacks (now truncated).

SE (BLANTYRE TERRACE) ELEVATION: Nos 3-15 ground floor band course; string course at 1st floor continuing capitals; each house comprised of full-height canted window in left bay, dormer windows above scroll-flanked at base; entrance door in right bay; single window and dormer above. Exceptions: Nos 11, 13 and 15 mirrored elevations with canted windows to left and entrance doors to right. Nos 3, 5, 15, 13 and 4 Merchiston Place with basement, doors accessed by infilled flight of steps; Nos 3, 5 and 4 finialled pediments. Dormer windows at Nos 7, 9 and 11 breaking parapet as attic. No 17 Blantyre Terrace 6-bay tenement including 2 curved bays turning sharp corner. Curved bays with tripartite windows to left and bipartite dormer above, single windows and dormer to right. 4-bays with blank bay left of centre with pedimented wallhead stack; doorway in central bay with single windows and dormer above; bay to right of centre full-height canted window with bipartite dormer window above; single windows and dormer in bay to outer right.

NW (ROCHESTER TERRACE) ELEVATION: plain ashlar margins; no segmental arches; 3-bay; central pilastered doorway with rectangular plate glass fanlight; single windows to each bay in each floor except in bay right of centre at ground floor level; 1 roof velux. Timber sash and case windows, mostly plate glass glazing, some 4-pane, some sidelights etched or with stained glass border; Scotch and green slate mansard roofs, lead flashings; 1 wallhead (see above) and mutual stacks, octagonal cans; moulded eaves gutters and gutter heads. INTERIOR: not seen 1992. Coped dies terminating flights of steps, ornamental cast-iron railings to Nos 4, 3, 5, 13 and 15.

Statement of Special Interest

B Group with Nos 4-26 Blantyre Terrace, 2 Merchiston Avenue and 1 Mardale Crescent. The scheme seems to have been developed piecemeal by the builder George Anderson, who also signed the drawings. However, on stylistic grounds, the prototype might have been the work of Edward Calvert. The design and detailing is echoed in the terrace opposite.



Dean of Guild 17/11/1881 (15 Blantyre Terrace); 20/4/1882 (no address given); PO Directories 1879-88.

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