Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 21554 68710
321554, 668710


Alexander A Foote, 1923. Single-storey and attic, asymmetrical Arts and Crafts villa. Multi-gabled with red hung tiles, Mansard roof, swept eaves, canted and square bay windows and swept dormers. Rake-jointed random rubble and pebble-dash render with red tile decoration at quoins.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: stepped composition. Timber boarded door in roll-moulded surround to right; flame-like tile detail above doorway; small window above. Advanced bay to left with central 2-storey canted window, tile-hung between storeys. Tile-hung gable projecting over bay. Flat-roofed 2-storey canted bay in angle, tile-hung at upper storey.

N (FRONT) ELEVATION: stepped composition. M-gable to left; staircase window to left bay, irregular fenestration at both floors to right; flame-like tile detail over all windows. Advanced 1-bay rendered section to right, single-storey and attic with mansard roof. 2 windows at ground, dormer above and dormer to left return.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-bay, irregular fenestration. Bay to left with Mansard roof and dormer; later rendered extensions at ground. Bay to left with short roof; tripartite window under eaves; advanced canted window to ground with bell-cast tile roof; broken tile border where roof meets wall.

S (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 3-bay. 2-leaf glazed garden doors to right; dormer above. Advanced piended box bay window to centre with 5-light windows; tile-hung at first floor, tile cills at ground. Former loggia at ground to left (now enclosed with modern sliding doors); advanced roof swept down from Mansard; 5-light dormer to attic.

Metal-framed casements, predominantly small-pane glazing; plate glass in lower sections of the larger ground floor windows and some plate glass at ground floor to rear. 2 rendered stacks, stack to E with broken tile pattern at base. Red tile roof. Cast-iron down-pipes with decorative hopper at M-gable.

INTERIOR: not seen 2002.

GATE: decorative cast-iron gate. No boundary wall.

Statement of Special Interest

A very good, and relatively unspoilt Arts and Crafts house set within large garden at corner of Barnshot Road and Grant Avenue. The large garden forms an important setting for the house. Alexander A. Foote built a number of houses in Colinton, but this is considered to be his best. No 16 Barnshot Road (which is currently being altered and extended ? 2002) is a smaller and simpler version of this house, and shares many details, such as the random rubble gable, flame-like tile detailing and red tile Mansard roof.



Midlothian Dean of Guild plans, 18th January 1923 at Edinburgh City Archive. Gifford, McWilliam & Walker, BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: EDINBURGH, p 521.

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.

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