Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

91-99 (ODD NOS) HANOVER STREET WITH RAILINGSLB29002

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/03/1966
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25334 74131
Coordinates
325334, 674131

Description

1784-90; later alterations at ground; restored and converted by Michael Laird & Partners, 1976. 3-storey basement and attic, 10-bay classical tenement with shops at ground on corner site. Droved cream ashlar sandstone with polished dressings (stonecleaned). Long and short quoins to corner; eaves cornice. 4 right bays with neo-Georgian reinstatement at ground with corniced door to left, and 3 large piend-roofed canted dormers; broad central common stair bay with Roman Doric columned porch with full entablature; 5 left bays with pair of projecting corniced commercial premises, modernised to right; 2 further canted dormers.

Coursed rubble gable with windows at centre

Timber sash and case 12-pane windows. Ashlar coped skews; stone stacks; grey slates.

INTERIOR: fine late 19th century bar interior to No 99. Offices refurbished, some chimneypieces survive, as does common stair with all fittings; small top-lit saloon to rear.

RAILINGS: cast-iron reinstated railings to S.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Nos 101-123 Hanover 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.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS INVENTORY no 136. A J Youngson THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH (1966) pp81, 92. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1988) p307.

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