Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24373 73181
324373, 673181


1822 with later alterations. 3-storey over basement, 9-bay symmetrical tenement block in terrace. Droved sandstone ashlar at basement and upper floors; polished V-jointed sandstone ashlar rustication at ground floor; polished dressings. Band course between floors; cill course to 1st floor; cornice and blocking course at eaves. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bays grouped 4-1-4. Timber panelled door with large rectangular fanlight above in bay to centre at ground floor, bay to centre at basement, beneath entrance platt, blocked; windows at 1st and 2nd floors above. 4-bay group to left: replacement timber panelled door beneath entrance platt in bay to right of centre at basement; deep-set timber panelled door with rectangular fanlight at ground floor; window at each floor above; window at each floor in remaining bays (no window at basement in bay to outer left). 4-bay block to right, identically arranged as group to left, with window to bay to outer right at basement.

N AND S (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: adjoining No 29 to right (S) and No 17 to left (N).

E ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

Some original 12-pane timber sash and case windows; 2-pane timber sash and case windows elsewhere. Grey slate roof. Tall, cement rendered and lined, coped ridge and mutual stacks with cylindrical cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

RAILINGS: cast-iron fleur-de-lys headed railings (plain up steps to doors) on ashlar cope to street.

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with 4 and 6, 8 and 10, 12 and 12A, 14-18 and 2 Grove Street and 181 Morrison Street (see separate listings). These crisply rusticated town houses are part of a small terrace development which continues on the opposite side of the road (see separate list descriptions).



PLAN OF THE CITY OF EDINBURGH, INCLUDING ALL THE LATEST AND INTENDED IMPROVEMENTS, circa 1827; 1853 and 1877 OS MAPS; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker, EDINBURGH (Buildings of Scotland series), (1984), p265.

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.

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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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.

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