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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 26/10/1994


  • Local Authority: Edinburgh
  • Planning Authority: Edinburgh
  • Burgh: Edinburgh

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NT 16283 66564
  • Coordinates: 316283, 666564


Wardrop and Reid, 1877. 2-storey, asymmetrical, gabled rectangular-plan school master's house. Red brick with yellow brick polychrome dressings and details; yellow brick interlocking quoins, raised cills; bargeboards; projecting eaves, exposed rafters; segmental-headed windows.

W (MAIN) ELEVATION: 3-bay, L-plan with porch in re-entrant angle. Gabled bay advanced to outer right, windows symmetrically disposed at ground, 1st floor. Longer block to left with window at ground, 1st floor to outer left, bargeboarded gable breaking eaves over 1st floor window. Single storey gabled porch at re-entrant angle, slightly advanced beyond line of outer right gable; 4-panelled door with plate glass segmental-headed fanlight, small window at left return.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: various openings, single storey, gabled, rendered kitchen blocks advanced at ground.

S ELEVATION: broad gable breaking eaves at centre, windows symmetrically disposed at ground, 1st floor, blank bays to outer right, left; tall wallhead stack to right of gable.

N ELEVATION: broad gable, windows symmetrically disposed at ground, 1st floor at centre; single storey block recessed to left.

4-pane sash and case. Grey slate roof with lead flashings; tall ridge and wallhead stacks, polychromatic details, concrete coping, advanced pilaster strips in yellow brick, string course.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low ashlar plinth wall with saddleback coping, round-headed ashlar gatepiers; rubble wall with boulder coping at N, S.

Statement of Special Interest

The house is shown on the 2nd edition map. It was designed by a leading firm of Edinburgh architects more famed for their country house designs. The adjacent school is in a similar style.



OS 2nd edition map, 1895. C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p88.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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