Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24735 74413
324735, 674413


Thomas Bonnar, 1822-24. 3-storey, attic and basement, 18-bay terraced block, comprising 6 3-bay tenements. Polished sandstone ashlar; channelled at principal floor; broached at basement. Band course at principal floor; cill course at 1st and 2nd floors; cornice and blocking course at 2nd floor, returned and terminated at corner. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay tenements each with recessed doorpieces in bays to right, at principal floor (except No 12, with door in bay to left of centre at principal floor), comprising flush-panelled doors with variety of plate glass and decorative rectangular fanlights. 6-bays to left (Nos 12 and 14) advanced. Windows in recesses in remaining bays at principal floor; regular fenestration to floors above. Architraved windows with cornices at 1st floor. Decorative cast-iron balconies over cill course in windows at 1st floor; window guards in bays at 2nd floor to No 14. Flagged basement area with coped rubble retaining walls; predominantly vertically boarded timber doors to cellars.

W ELEVATION (GLOUCESTER STREET RETURN): coursed rubble; windows centred at all floors, balcony at 1st floor, window guard at 2nd floor.

Predominantly plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate M-roof, with pairs of later dormer windows to Nos 4, 6 and 10; modern roof lights to No 8, to S pitch. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Harled ridge stacks, broached ashlar ridge stacks with harled dressings and broached ashlar gablehead stacks; coped with circular cans.

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

RAILINGS AND LAMPS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lis balusters and pineapple finials. Cast-iron railing-mounted lamps with glass globes.

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.

Gloucester Place which links the Second New Town with the Moray Estate, was originally called King's Place, the name being changed in 1824.



Gifford, McWiliam and Walker, EDINBURGH (1984), pp345-46; McKean, EDINBURGH (1992), p114; Youngson, THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH (1966), p224; MacRae Heritors 38; Register of Sasines; Edinburgh City Archive, Dean of Guild Collection.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

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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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