Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25085 74085
325085, 674085


1786-92; subsequent extensive internal alterations. 3-storey basement and attic, 9-bay classical double bow fronted former pair of houses with flats above. Droved cream sandstone ashlar with polished dressings. Eaves cornice. Architraved and corniced door with 3-pane fanlight to common stair at centre, flanked by Doric pilastered and corniced tripartite doorpieces with plate glass fanlights (panelled doors, glazed at No 62) and fluted cornices. Outer bays united as single bows; cast-iron window guards. Piend-roofed tripartite dormer to S; full-width corniced slate-hung dormer to 4 N bays with pair of off-centre canted windows.

Timber sash and case windows; 12-pane to S, plate glass to N. Ashlar coped skews, cement patched stone stacks.

INTERIOR: converted to single office use, with principal rooms largely remaining, but considerable alterations. No 58 with modern glazed screen to large inner Hall; curved cantilevered stone stair on axis with cast-iron banisters with honeysuckle pattern, lit by pilastered Venetian window with festoons above set in panelled archway; former Dining Room with enriched circular ceiling and fluted overdoors with dentilled cornice and figures, panelled dado survives in sub-divided corridor section; swagged overdoors at 1st floor; former Drawing Room (now Boardroom) with similar ceiling containing 19th century painted roundels, panelled dado, corresponding carved overdoors and chimneypiece, with Prince of Wales feathers and central tableau; room to N with carved chimneypiece (with figures). No 62 with blocked entrance Hall leading into former Dining Room with panelled dado, carved and gesso chimneypiece with fluted pilasters and frieze, and corresponding overdoors, all stripped, silhouette landscape of Edinburgh on 2 walls by David Hogg, circa 1970; stair at centre mostly removed (boxed in); corridor to rear; at 1st floor landing gives access to common stair to upper floors; apsidal-ended former Drawing Room with bowed corniced doors. Former double uppers with surviving top lit stairs (straight with half-landing to S, with cast-iron turned and blocked banisters; curving to N, with round iron banisters); consoled archway in hall to S, timber stair to garret to N; principal front rooms with panelled dados, black slate chimneypiece to S, painted carved chimneypiece to N; rooms to rear with tripartite windows, panelled dados and chimneypieces matching those in front rooms (that

to N subdivided, that to S with Prince of Wales feathers escutcheon to door).

RAILINGS AND LAMP STANDARDS: cast-iron spearhead railings and wrought-iron lamp standards.

Statement of Special Interest

Interconnects with No 56 (see separate listing). A Group with Nos 52-56 (even nos) Frederick Street as a significant surviving part of the original fabric of Edinburgh?s New Town, one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain.




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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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