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9-17 (inclusive numbers) Randolph Crescent, 1 and 1A Randolph Cliff including railings, EdinburghLB29601

Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24425 73933
324425, 673933


James Gillespie Graham, designed 1822. 3-storey with attic and basement, 26-bay, polished ashlar sandstone classical terrace with concave curved frontage. The building comprises an 18-bay linking terrace flanked by 4-bay end pavilions with Doric pilasters. Ashlar steps and entrance platts over-sailing basement. V-jointed ashlar at the principal floor level. Flagstone basement wells with predominantly timber boarded cellar doors.

Linking terrace (southeast elevation): Panelled timber doors and rectilinear fanlights in every 3rd bay from left at principal floor. Regular fenestration in remaining bays at principal floor and floors above. Architraved windows with cornices at 1st floor. Anthemion and palmette cast-iron window guards at 1st floor except at No 13 which has an iron window guard spanning the bays. Cill course and architraves at 2nd floor. Cornice and blocking course at attic. There are three regularly space gabletted dormerheads breaking eaves at No 13, and piended dormers at Nos 14 and 15.

End pavilion to right: multi-panel glazed timber door and radial semicircular fanlight to No 9. Round-arched windows to principal floor. Windows to outer right at 1st and 2nd floors and attic are blind. Return to southeast elevation becoming 19 Great Stuart Street (see LB28967).

End pavilion to left: Panelled timber door with rectangular fanlight surmounted by semicircular fanlight to No 16. Round-arched windows to principal floor. The door to No 17 Randolph Crescent is centred at the principal floor of the 5-bay southwest elevation (facing Randolph Cliff). It is reached by a stone forestair with a vase balustrade, supported by four ornate scrolled brackets. The entrance to No 1 Randolph Cliff is directly below. To the outer left bay is the entrance to No 1A Randolph Cliff, the doorway having a console and pediment surround.

The terrace has a variety of plate-glass, 6-pane and 15-pane timber sash and case windows, grey slate roofs and cast-iron rainwater goods. The chimney stacks are coped with circular cans: ridge stacks to the central terrace; stacks set in roof pitch to end pavilions.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1998. Evidence of working panelled shutters.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings with decorative balusters and finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of the Edinburgh New Town A Group. A significant surviving part of one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain.

The Moray Estate was designed for the 10th Earl of Moray (1771-1848). He inherited the 13 acre site from his father, after it was acquired from the Heriot Trust in 1782, and decided to feu the property for development in 1822. The complicated plan, with the crescent, oval and polygon of Randolph Crescent, Ainslie Place and Moray Place respectively, conjoins the New Town with the Second New Town. Building was completed in 1830-31. Charles Baillie, Lord Jerviswood, lived at No 14.

Statutory listing address and listed building record updated, 2018. Previously listed as '9-17 (Inclusive Nos) Randolph Crescent, including railings'.



Canmore: CANMORE ID 115106

Ordnance Survey, Town Plan of Edinburgh, south west part (surveyed 1851, published 1852) Edinburgh 1851 - Sheet 28, Scale: 1:1056, 1st Edition. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Youngson A.J. (1966) The Making of Classical Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Press, pp.216, 222.

Gifford J, McWilliam C and Walker D, (1984) The Buildings of Scotland – Edinburgh. London: Yale University Press, p.357.

MacRae, Heritors 38

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