Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

1 AND 1A ALBANY STREET, AND 23-27 (ODD NOS) DUBLIN STREET, INCLUDING RAILINGSLB28217

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - See notes
Date Added
18/08/1964
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25609 74390
Coordinates
325609, 674390

Description

George Winton, 1802. 4-storey and attic, 5-bay terraced tenement on corner site, with pilastraded shop front at ground at principal elevation, returned as basement at W elevation. Broached ashlar sandstone; polished ashlar at ground. Base course; projecting cills to windows; 2-bay wallhead gable centred at attic to principal elevation. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement at W.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: corniced shop front at ground, continued to W elevation, comprising panelled timber door with painted radial rectangular fanlight, in penultimate bay from right, multi-pane plate glass windows. Regular fenestration to floors above, grouped 1-2-1-1. Wallhead stone nepus gable over centre, with 2 windows and stack.

W (DUBLIN STREET) ELEVATION: round-arched doorpiece in penultimate bay from right at principal floor, comprising panelled timber door with radial semicircular fanlight; pilastered doorpiece to right at principal floor, comprising panelled timber door with plate glass rectangular fanlight; regular fenestration in remaining bays at principal floor and to floors above.

E ELEVATION: adjoining terrace, see separate listing (3 and 3A Albany Street).

S ELEVATION: adjoining terrace, see separate listing (21 and 21A Dublin Street).

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Grey slate M-roof; pair of rectangular dormers flanking wallhead gable. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Rubble gablehead stacks, with broached ashlar quoins; coped, with circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1997, but some evidence of working panelled shutters.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings with spear-headed balusters.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of the Second New Town A Group, a significant surviving part of one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain. The inclusion of the nepus gable makes a reference to traditional Scottish design.

References

Bibliography

Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH (1984), p340; McKean, EDINBURGH (1992), p108; MacRae Heritors 38; Register of Sasines, January 6 1803.

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)

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