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

2-18 (EVEN NOS) ST STEPHEN STREET, AND 23, 24 NORTH WEST CIRCUS PLACE, INCLUDING RAILINGSLB29747

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 24732 74485
Coordinates
324732, 674485

Description

Robert Brown, 1825. 4-storey and basement, terraced tenement. Broached ashlar sandstone, polished at principal floor. Cill course at 1st floor; projecting cills at 2nd floor; cill course at 3rd floor; blocking course and cornice at 3rd floor. Ashlar entrance platts and steps oversailing basement.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 6-bay, with slightly recessed 3-window bowed corner bay at right, comprising basket-arched wrought-iron gateway with overthrow, ring details and pagoda-capped lamp, spanning steps to basement public house; regular fenestration to floors above, with pawn-broker sign to right of centre at 1st floor. St Stephen Street elevation with 3 3-bay and single 2-bay shop fronts; variety of glazed doors and multi-pane square fanlights, plate glass and lying-pane windows; recessed common stair door to right of centre, flush-panelled with 6-pane fanlight; part-infilled door in penultimate bay from right, fanlight remaining as window. Steps to basement with regular openings in bays. Regular fenestration to floors above, with pawn-broker sign centred at 1st floor.

SW (23-24 NORTH WEST CIRCUS PLACE) ELEVATION: 3-bay, with 5-bay pilastraded shop front, with continuous cornice, at ground, comprising 3-bay shop front to right, modern timber door with rectangular fanlight, at centre, flanked by plate glass windows; 2-bay shop from to left, comprising 2-leaf 4-panel door to left, plate glass window to right. Regular fenestration to floors above, with blind windows in bays to left at all floors; pawn-broker sign to right of centre at 1st floor.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate M-roof. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Broached ashlar ridge stacks; coped, with circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1997, but some evidence of working panelled shutters.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings, some fleur-de-lis baluster heads, some pineapple finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally known as Brunswick Street, St Stephen Street and Place did not form part of the Reid and Sibbald plan for the 1st extension of the New Town (the Second New Town) though the planning of these additional streets was revised to respect the Second New Town and they are thus taken in with the Second New Town A Group. For Mews to rear, see separate listing (Circus Lane).

References

Bibliography

Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH (1984), pp411-12; Register of Sasines.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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