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53 QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET WITH BOUNDARY WALLS GATEPIERS AND RAILINGSLB27863

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27306 76227
Coordinates
327306, 676227

Description

Circa 1800. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay symmetrical town house with classical details. Grey sandstone, stugged ashlar with polished dressings to front elevation, coursed and squared rubble to rear and side. Rusticated basement of polished ashlar; band course above basement; dentilled eaves cornice; bays divided by shallow Doric pilasters with capitals.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: corniced doorway approached accessed by oversailing steps with railings at centre, fluted pilasters to surround with stylised acanthus neckband, paterae and swagged urn to fluted frieze; single window at 1st floor above; canted tripartite dormer with half-piend roof. Outer bays with segmental-arched recesses with single windows at basement level (to right former pend now blocked); single windows at ground and 1st floor above; rectangular dormers with half-piend roof.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: former segmental-arched pend opening to left; casement stair window with leaded lights to centre; rectangular rubble-built extension above wallhead with stairwell cupola;

2 bipartite dormers flanking.

E ELEVATION: gabled with broad corniced ashlar apex stack; 2 single windows to outer left.

Tall, narrow timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing, some 12-pane to rear. Slate roof with metal flashings; 1 apex (see above), mutual stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: low boundary wall to front with saddleback coping, 2 square coped gate piers, ornamental iron railings with thistle finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Absence of frieze uniting pilasters at eaves is curious.

References

Bibliography

Shown on Ainslie ?Edinburgh & Leith? of 1804.

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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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