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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 25/11/1965
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 10/03/1999


  • Local Authority: Edinburgh
  • Planning Authority: Edinburgh
  • Burgh: Edinburgh

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NT 26147 74901
  • Coordinates: 326147, 674901


Robert Brown, building 1827. 2-storey with basement and attic 6-bay terraced pair (see notes). Sandstone ashlar (stone cleaned) with rubble to side and rear elevations. Base course, aprons to ground floor windows, continuous decorative iron balcony at 1st floor, tall corniced and architraved windows to 1st floor, eaves band and blocking course, cornices removed ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

SE(PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: architraved door-pieces each to left of 3 bays with fanlights, windows to bays remaining, colonnade of coupled fluted Ionic columns at ground, regular fenestration above, 4 box dormers.

SW (GABLE) ELEVATION: blank gable wall.

NE (GABLE) ELEVATION: blank gable wall.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 6 bays grouped 2-1-2-1, 4-storey, 3 single storey projections at ground with windows, regularly fenestrated above.

Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing at ground and 15-pane glazing at 1st floor, grey slates, gablehead and ashlar ridge stacks with terracotta cans, skews with moulded skewputts, unusually designed fleur-de-lys and harp cast-iron railings.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally Hope Crescent. Designed by Brown in 1825 and begun as a speculation by the architect Patrick Wilson, originally to be a complete crescent but in the end only 7, 8, 17, and 18 were built. The EEC declared 'feuing plans of grounds of Leith Walk are now ready for inspection of builders etc. May be seen at Robert Burn (sic) architect, 82 Rose Street.'



Register of Sasines. EEC January 8 1825 Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH, (1988), p430.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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