Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

16 QUEEN STREET WITH RAILINGSLB29540

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
03/03/1966
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25325 74185
Coordinates
325325, 674185

Description

Circa 1785; remodelled by Robert Paterson & Son, 1884. 3-storey basement and attic, 3-bay terraced former classical house. Droved Craigleith sandstone ashlar, with later cream sandstone dressings, channelled at ground. Regular fenestration, moulded architraves. Steps to Ionic columned doorpiece to right, with heavy entablature and parapet; panelled door, no fanlight. Window at 1st floor above with elaborate bracketed cornice. Left bays with later broad flat-roofed canted window to basement, ground and 1st floors; panelled aprons and cornices (bracketed at 1st floor). Windows at 2nd floor lugged with heavy cills. Eaves course. Single piend-roofed dormer (and further garret skylight).

Rubble 3-bay rear elevation with later piend-roofed canted dormer

Timber sash and case windows; plate glass to front; 12-pane to rear. Grey slates; E stack demolished.

INTERIOR: central horseshoe stair on axis with hallway; pitched skylight. Apsidal-ended Dining Room with columnar screen (stylised acanthus capitals) and 19th cornice to section in front of screen; dado and swagged chimneypiece with cherub at centre; now divided longitudinally to create larger entrance hall. At 1st floor, Drawing Room subdivided; swagged chimneypiece with griffins at centre, marble slips. Plain stone chimneypieces to remaining rooms. 2nd floor with later straight timber stair to attic.

RAILINGS: plain wrought-iron.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as a pair with No 15 (see separate listing). A Group with 4-15 (inclusive nos) Queen Street and 99-123 (odd nos) 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; Queen Street was built to take advantage of the northern views, and has survived remarkably unaltered to this day.

References

Bibliography

MacRae Her 38. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1988) p319.

A J Youngson THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH (1966) pp79,92.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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