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65 QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET WITH BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB27869

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27363 76212
Coordinates
327363, 676212

Description

Later 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical villa with classical details. Grey sandstone, coursed and squared rubble to front and sides with polished ashlar dressings, coursed rubble to rear. Rusticated quoins; band eaves course; dentilled eaves cornice and blocking course.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced doorway at centre with deeply chamfered jambs; single window at 1st floor above. Single windows to outer bays.

E (ELBE STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay; gabled with paired apex stacks; single windows to ground and 1st floor; band course above. Keystoned Venetian window to gablehead with trompe l?oeil balustrade to apron and girl in arched window above.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced doorway at centre inserted in former stair window accessed by steps with semi-circular blind fanlight above cornice, panelled door with thin border glazing and radial fanlight. Single windows to outer bays. Rectangular tripartite dormer.

W ELEVATION: gabled with paired apex stacks; small Venetian window to gablehead; large modern conservatory.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with red tile ridge; apex stacks (see above) with quoin strips; modern cans; velux rooflight.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low boundary wall to front; portion of tall wall to E with remains of pilastered doorway; square gatepiers with modern cone finials, large timber gate.

Statement of Special Interest

The rough nature of the stonework and the raised dressings and quoins suggest strongly that the villa was probably harled originally. The eagle finials were added by the present owner.

References

Bibliography

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

About Listed Buildings

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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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