Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

10, 12, 14 MORNINGSIDE ROAD AND 3-19 (ODD NOS) COLINTON ROADLB27581

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
30/01/1981
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 24477 71859
Coordinates
324477, 671859

Description

David MacGibbon, 1868. 2-storey curved corner block with shops at ground floor and flats above. Cream sandstone, droved ashlar front with polished dressings. Band course above ground floor; dentilled cornice above 1st floor; round-arched keystoned timber dormers with moulded surrounds and pediments; tall shopfronts and doorways to common stair with plain stop-roll-moulded surrounds.

NE (MORNINGSIDE ROAD) ELEVATIONS: 12-bay with 9-bay curved corner; eaves cornice and blocking course; round-arched keystoned windows at 1st floor; shops at ground floor with irregular openings. 9-bay curved corner to right with 2 central bays of single windows flanked by blank bays with grooved and corniced wallhead stacks, 2 bays of single windows to left, 3-bays to right. To left Nos 12 and 14 slightly advanced quoined bays with raised parapet and ball finialled angle dies, round-arched keystoned pedimented attic window breaking parapet and French pavilion roof.

NW (COLINTON ROAD) ELEVATION: 8-bay; 4 shopfront to centre with recessed entrance doors flanked by common stair doorways; single windows at 1st floor above; dormer windows to leaded mansard roof. Slightly advanced quoined 3-storey outer bays with shopfronts at ground floor; single windows at 1st and round-arched keystoned windows at 2nd floor; eaves cornice and parapet with ball finialled angle dies; round-arched keystoned pedimented attic window and French pavilion roof.

S ELEVATION: string band course above 1st floor; parapet and angle dies with ball finials; small window to centre at 2nd floor; tall central wallhead stack.

Timber sash and case windows, 8-panes to Morningside Road, plate glass glazing to Colinton Road. Black slate roof, lead flashings; 3 wallhead stacks (see above), coped mutual stack, tall cylindrical cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1992.

Statement of Special Interest

The site was developed by the Merchant Company, whose architect David Rhind had designed a giant scheme for it in 1862. MacGibbon took over from Rhind as chief architect shortly afterwards and carried out the scheme with major alterations in particular to its scale.

References

Bibliography

D Walker 'The architectur of MacGibbon and Ross' in STUDIES IN SCOTTISH ANTIQUITY PRESENTED TO STEWART CRUDEN. ed. David Breeze, (Edinburgh, 1984), p402;

Gifford et al., EDINBURGH (1984), p621.

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.

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