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61 QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET WITH BOUNDARY WALLS, GATES AND RAILINGSLB27867

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27343 76217
Coordinates
327343, 676217

Description

Later 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical villa with classical details, semi-circular bowed addition to rear (circa 1820) and single storey addition to right. Grey sandstone, coursed rubble with polished ashlar dressings to front. Ashlar quoin strips; dentilled eaves cornice with blocking course.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: deep-set doorway at centre, Doric columned doorpiece with fluted paterae frieze and cornice; single window at 1st floor above. Outer bays with single windows to ground and 1st floor. Harled screen wall to 1st floor level to outer right with tall round-arched opening with 2 semi-circular fanlights (mostly of later 20th century date) and with lower flat-roofed addition behind.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: large 2-storey projecting bowed addition (circa 1820) at centre with conical roof and 3 windows to ground and 1st floor, wallhead stack on W flank.

E ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows to left bay and to gablehead.

W ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows to centre bay, at 1st floor with iron window guard.

Timber sash and case windows, mostly plate glass glazing, 12-pane windows to rear. Slate roof with metal ridge; 2 apex stack (see above), 1 wallhead stack (see above), new cans; velux rooflights.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

BOUNDARY WALL, GATES AND RAILINGS: low boundary wall to front with saddleback coping, 2 square coped gatepiers, swept 2-leaf iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

The rough nature of the stonework and the raised margins strongly suggest that the villa was harled originally. Present owner added the stone eagles as angle finials and designed the east addition in its present form.

References

Bibliography

Shown on Alexander Wood ?Plan of the Town of Leith? 1777. Bowed addition shown on Thomson?s ?Plan of Leith and Environs? 1827.

About Listed Buildings

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