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

5 AND 7 POLWARTH TERRACELB27314

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
03/02/1993
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 24132 72155
Coordinates
324132, 672155

Description

Circa 1875. 2-storey and attic irregular-plan Gothic double villa; cream sandstone, squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings to front and SW elevation, stugged ashlar dressings to rear and side; base course; string course above ground floor; chamfered reveals; pointed-arch openings; hoodmoulds with foliate label stops to ground floor windows. NW (POLWARTH TERRACE) ELEVATION: 5-bay; advanced gabled outer bays with stone finials; 3-stage entrance tower to No 5 in re-entrant angle to left, doorway with triangular finialled hoodmould, single window on return, single windows at 2nd stage, top stage with bipartite windows, deep bracketted cornice and pyramidal finialled roof with triangular vent openings with trefoils; bay to outer left with 2-storey canted window (1-2-1) with half-piend roof, arrowslit window in gablehead; centre bays with bipartite windows at ground floor, single windows at 1st floor breaking eaves in finialled gablehead, 2 small bipartite timber box dormers with cusped heads; bay to outer right with advanced tripartite window at ground floor, bipartite window at 1st floor, bull's-eye and arrowslit window in gablehead.

SW (EAST CASTLE ROAD) ELEVATION: 3-bay; advanced gabled bay to right with 2-storey canted window (1-2-1) with half-piend roof, arrowslit window in gablehead, stone finial; gabled stone entrance porch to No 7 in central bay with pointed-arch doorway, hoodmould with foliate label stops and blind roundel in gablehead, bipartite window at 1st floor above, small triangular fully-glazed dormer to roof; bay to left with bipartite window at ground floor, single window at 1st floor breaking eaves in finialled gabled dormerhead with blind roundel in gablehead; single storey and attic extension to right with bipartite window at ground floor, single window above breaking eaves in gabled dormerhead. NE ELEVATION: single storey extensions at ground floor, to left with half-piend roof, later flat-roofed extension to right; single window at 1st floor of main block to right; bipartite transomed stair window with thin intersecting astagals to left of centre; 2 short shouldered wallhead stacks; fire escape stair.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled bays to right and left of centre with apex stacks; rectangular windows to ground and 1st floors, pointed-arch windows in gableheads; rear wing to left of centre with blank gable; assorted dormers.

Timber sash and case windows, plate glass glazing (some 4-pane to rear and dormers); green slate roof, lead flashings; coped skews with corbelled skewputts; moulded eaves gutters and gutterheads.

INTERIOR: not seen 1992.

Low rubble wall with saddleback coping, ornamental cast-iron gates, gate and fence posts to No 5.

Statement of Special Interest

No 5 is now used as a nursing home.

References

Bibliography

OS 1877.

About Listed Buildings

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