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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 16336 66445
  • Coordinates: 316336, 666445


Later 19th century. 2-storey, 4-bay, asymmetrical block of 2 shops with living accomodation over. Stugged, squared and snecked, honey-coloured sandstone; polished margins and dressings; string course; eaves bracket cornice; timber shop fronts; raised cills suppported on fluted brackets.

E ELEVATION: 24, BALERNO HARDWARE: 3-bay, white-painted, timber shop front; narrow pilasters framing deep-set door; painted shop name in fascia.

26, PHARMACY: 3-bay; narrow, deep-set door at centre, window to right and large shop window to left; brown-painted timber fascia; cast iron, apothecary pestel and mortar shop sign at outer left corner.

Windows near-symmetrically disposed at 1st floor; window to outer left, window off-centre to left and 2 windows grouped to outer right; later square, slate-hung dormer to outer left.

4-pane plate glass sash and case windows; large plate glass shop windows. Grey slate roof; ashlar coping to skews; corniced apex stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

The house is shown on the 2nd edition map and for its site, at the heart of Balerno, and its 19th century shopfronts and trade sign, passes the margins for listing.



OS 2nd edition map 1895.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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