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WEST PRINCES STREET GARDENS, THE COTTAGELB29525

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: C
  • Group Category Details: A - see notes
  • Date Added: 20/02/1985

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NT 25336 73802
  • Coordinates: 325336, 673802

Description

Robert Morham, 1886. Asymmetrical single storey and attic gabled cottage. Squared and snecked bull-faced red sandstone with polished dressings. Tall base course; moulded string course between ground and attic floors. Broad eaves with decorative green painted barge-boarding. Windows in projecting surrounds.

S ELEVATION: projecting gabled bay to right with single windows to ground and in gable; single window to left.

W ELEVATION: projecting gabled bay to right with flat-roofed canted window to ground, single window to gable above; pentice-roofed porch with timber columns in re-entrant angle; timber boarded door to left.

N ELEVATION: gabled bay to right with canted window to ground; pentice-roofed single storey projection to left; swept dormer to attic.

E ELEVATION: single storey lean-to bay to right; gabled bay to centre with windows to ground and attic; single storey bay to left.

Pivot windows. Greenish slate; decorative terracotta ridge tiles and finials. Corniced ridge stack with chamfered corners and circular cans.

Statement of Special Interest

The A Group comprises The Allan Ramsay Monument, The Cottage, Dr Guthrie's Monument, The Police Box, The Ross Fountain, The Royal Scots Greys Monument, The Royal Scots Memorial, The Scottish American Memorial, The Shelters, The Simpson Monument, The Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial and The Statuary Group, all in West Princes Street Gardens. West Princes Street Gardens were laid out by James Skene for the Princes Street proprietors circa 1820. In 1866 John Dick Peddie produced a plan, shown in 2 water-colours entitled 'the Athens of the North,' one looking NE across E Princes Street Gardens, showing Calton Hill with a completed National Monument/Parthenon, and the other, looking W across W Princes Street Gardens, showing the Gardens as a 'Walhalla' with a broad terrace with monuments and mausolea, fountains and a winter garden. The gardens were acquired by the city in 1876 and further landscaped by Robert Morham.

References

Bibliography

Appears on 1896 OS map. Grant OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH (1885) pp 98-99. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1984) p 316.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

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