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55 AND 57 QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREETLB27865

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27327 76222
Coordinates
327327, 676222

Description

Later 18th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical villa with classical detail. Grey sandstone, coursed and squared rubble with polished ashlar dressings. Rusticated quoins; eaves band and cornice.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced doorway with deeply chamfered jambs at centre, panelled door and rectangular plate glass fanlight; single window at 1st floor above; rectangular dormer with piended roof. Outer bays with single windows to ground and 1st floor; canted dormers with piended roofs. Single storey flat-roofed rubble-built addition to left with secondary door and single window. Single storey flat-roofed addition to right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: stair window to centre; single windows to outer bays; secondary door; 2 rectangular tripartite dormers.

E ELEVATION: cement-rendered; gabled with apex stack; single window to left.

W ELEVATION: gabled with rendered apex stack; single windows to gablehead.

Timber sash and case windows, mostly plate glass glazing, some 12-pane to rear. Slate roof; 2 apex stacks ( see above).

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

The rough nature of the stonework and the proud dressings and quoins strongly suggest that the villa was probably harled originally.

References

Bibliography

Shown on Alexander Wood ?Plan of the Town of Leith? 1777.

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