Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

1 Ettrick Road, EdinburghLB27033

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 23925 71807
323925, 671807


Edward Calvert, 1891. 2-storey and attic 3-bay rectangular-plan villa with extension to rear; cream sandstone, ashlar front, stugged and coursed rubble to rear and sides with ashlar dressings (some droved); base course; band course above 1st floor; eaves corncie over frieze with incised key pattern; raised quoins to rear; windows at front elevation with elaborate foliate capitals and panelled aprons at 1st floor.

SW (ETTRICK ROAD) ELEVATION: Carved and panelled angle pilasters continued on return with paired pilasters and foliage capitals at 1st floor; central entrance bay in recessed segmental-arched panel; deep-set door with narrow sidelights and rectangular plate glass fanlight under moulded segmental arch and pediment, supported by paired columns of polished pink granite with Ionic ashlar capitals on panelled pedestals; single window above. 2-storey segmental-arched canted window (1-2-1) with shallow half-piend roof to right; polished pink granite columnar mullion at centre to each floor. Slightly advanced tripartite windows in bay to left with segmental-arched lights; polished pink granite columnar mullions; 3 modern gabled stained timber dormers in roof.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey and attic service block stretched across elevation (much altered) with mansard roof and attic windows breaking eaves; Venetian stair window with stained glass in stone dormer framed by corniced wallhead stacks to elevation of main block.

SE ELEVATION: 3-bay; segmental-arched windows with infilled tympana, 1 to each bay and floor, ashlar mullioned bipartite windows to right bay; ashlar box dormer with ashlar mullioned bipartite window and frieze of incised key pattern framed by corniced wallhead stacks, scroll-flanked at base (right altered).

NW ELEVATION: 3-bay; blank right bay; ashlar mullioned bipartite window to centre bay at ground floor, single window above; ashlar mullioned bipartite windows in left bay; dormer and wallhead stack treatment as SE elevation. Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows; green slate piend and platform roof, lead flashings, 6 wallhead (see above) and 1 central stack, tall ornamental grooved cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1992.

Tall stugged rubble boundary wall (plain gatepiers and ornamental cast-iron gates later replacements).

Statement of Special Interest

The house was originally designed for Prof. Calderwood, before it became St Denis and Cranley School for Girls in the early 20th century. The original dormerheads with semi-circular pediments and carved anthemions were still in existence in 1965.



Dean of Guild 4/7/1891; Gifford et al., EDINBURGH (1984), p502.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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