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97, 97A AND 98 PRINCES STREET AND 1 AND 3 FREDERICK STREETLB29508

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/02/1985
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25202 73849
Coordinates
325202, 673849

Description

Later 18th century with later additions. 3-storey and attic former classical tenement on corner site with shops built out at ground (incorporating basement). Droved cream ashlar sandstone with polished dressings. Long and short rusticated quoins. Mutuled eaves cornice.

PRINCES STREET ELEVATION: 4-bay; modern shop with canted corner. Small decorative cast-iron balconies to 2nd floor windows. 2 piend-roofed slate-hung box dormers with canted windows flank diminutive piend-roofed dormer at centre.

FREDERICK STREET ELEVATION: 4-bay gable to right with shop at ground as above, and separate access door to left. 1st and 2nd floors with blind windows to centre right bay. Pair of attic windows in gablehead. 2-bay wing to left with early 20th century 3-bay shop at ground; large plate glass windows flanking recessed central entrance; also built out at 1st floor with 4 mullioned and transomed windows containing diamond leaded windows and stained glass insets, framed by panelled pilasters and entablature; full-width piend-roofed slate-hung roof extension with 2 windows (1 smaller).

Timber sash and case windows; mostly 12-pane, some alterations at 1st floor. Ashlar coped skews; rendered stacks; grey slates.

INTERIOR: 2-storey shop at 3 Frederick Street with remains of original rooms at 1st floor; cornices, chimneybreasts, and Adam revival panelling and chimneypiece. 1st floor rooms above Princes Street shop largely unaltered with carved stone chimneypieces, cornices, &c.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Nos 99 and 99a Princes Street opposite (with which it forms a pair) and Nos 94-96 (inclusive nos) Princes 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

A J Youngson THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH (1966) pp79-93.

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