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- Category: A
- Date Added: 25/04/1965
- Supplementary Information Updated: 06/11/1991
- Local Authority: Edinburgh
- Planning Authority: Edinburgh
- Burgh: Edinburgh
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NT 26475 75103
- Coordinates: 326475, 675103
1793-96, adjoined to earlier 18th century tenement creating 3-storey and attic, 3-bay L-plan tenement. Sandstone ashlar fronted, rubble to rear. Band course between floor, cill band at 2nd floor, eaves band and cornice course, pedimented chimney gable to centre with panel below eaves cornice, rusticated quoins.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 1793-6. Pilastered and corniced entrance to centre, deep-set door now blocked as a window, windows to bays remaining; Venetian windows to right and left at 1st floor in round-arch recesses, window to centre with consoled pediment; regular fenestration above, 2 windows to pedimented nepus gable at wallhead, stone-pedimented dormers to right and left.
S (MIDDLEFIELD) ELEVATION: 8 bays, 2-storey and attic to 4 earlier bays to left, 3-storey and attic to right; entrances in 1st, 4th and 6th bays, windows to bays remaining, to outer right at ground and 1st floor windows blinded for symmetry.
W (SPEY STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay, 3-storey, small window to right in blocked entrance, window to left, regular fenestration above; gateway to right with access to N elevation.
N ELEVATION: round stair tower, fenestration to right to rear of earlier tenement.
Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing y-astragals to Venetian windows, grey slates, stacks with terracotta cans, coped skews, square skewputts.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low rubble walls with ashlar copes.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Statement of Special Interest
3-storey house of 1793 combining old and new fashions in sharply curved masonry. Built by Robert McMillan.
EEC 27 May 1793. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH, (1988), p646.
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