Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24483 74639
324483, 674639


Probably James Milne, 1814; early 20th century single storey block to N. 2-storey and attic, 6-bay double villa, comprising 2 3-bay mirrored houses. Tooled coursed sandstone ashlar with polished dressings to principal elevation; sandstone rubble to remainder. Long and short quoins; eaves cornice; eaves blocking course.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; ground floor obscured by single storey retail units, predominantly modern shopfronts; regular fenestration to 1st floor; 4-light rectangular dormer to right of attic floor,

modern and 2-pane skylights to centre and left of attic floor; stair leading to 1st floor entrance to left, gateway to right.


N ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Stone skews. Coped gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with 28, 28A, 30 and 30A-D Raeburn Place, 32, 34 and 34A Raeburn Place, 27, 27A-B and 29 Raeburn Place, 31, 31A and 33 Raeburn Place and 35-41 Raeburn Place (see separate listings). In 1780 Sir Henry Raeburn married Ann Edgar, widow of Count Leslie, who owned Old Deanhaugh House, which then became Raeburn's. Shortly afterwards he bought the nearby St Bernard House, and consequently owned much of the land to the N of the Water of Leith. In 1813 he commenced on developing and feuing some of this land, at that time known as Deanhaugh, for

housing. Raeburn Place was the first to be built, and by 1825 the work was all but finished. The E end of the street was originally a series of double villas, with gardens in front. The gardens were developed from the beginning of the 20th century into single storey retail units.



Kirkwood, ENVIRONS OF EDINBURGH, (1817); 1st (1853) AND 2nd (1896) EDITION OS MAPS; 1908 OS MAP; SASINES; A J Youngson, THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH, (1966), p213-215; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker, THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: EDINBURGH, (1991), p408; S Harris, THE PLACE NAMES OF EDINBURGH, (1996), p227-228 and p514-515; NMRS Photographs.

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