Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24363 73345
324363, 673345


Thomas Bonnar, 1824-31. 3-storey with recessed attic over basement, 36-bay palace-fronted terraced classical tenement. Droved sandstone ashlar at basement; polished sandstone ashlar with polished dressings above. Band course between basement and ground floors, and between ground and 1st floors; cill course to 2nd floor; string course above 2nd floor windows; cornice to 2nd floor, raised at ends (bracketed at western end), supporting corniced termination; eaves course at attic. Moulded architraves to principal and 1st floor openings; panelled aprons to ground floor windows; anthemion and palmette pattern ironwork balustrades to 1st floor windows of Nos 9-13. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

S (PRINCIPAL/TORPHICHEN STREET) ELEVATION: symmetrical facade comprising 9-bay sections; panelled timber doors, some part-glazed, with rectangular fanlights (principally 4-pane) to basement; windows to remaining bays at basement; 2-1-1-2 fenestration pattern separating doorways to ground floor; consoled cornices to recessed panelled timber doors with geometrical-patterned fanlights, majority margin-paned; regular fenestration to upper floors.

W AND E ELEVATIONS: predominantly obscured by adjoining buildings.

12-pane timber sash and case windows (2-pane replacements to ground floor of No 25), with some 8-pane timber sash and case windows to attic storey. Grey slate roof. Coped and rendered ridge and wallhead stacks with moulded cans; coped skews. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

RAILINGS: fleur-de-lys railings to street and to entrance platts, with acorn-headed shafts flanking entrances to basement.

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. This block forms an effective continuation of Atholl Place, in spite of a slightly awkward joining of No 3 with the earlier No 1. Much original glazing is retained, including several margin-paned fanlights.



PLAN OF THE CITY OF EDINBURGH, INCLUDING ALL THE LATEST AND INTENDED IMPROVEMENTS, circa 1827; 1853 Ordnance Survey Map; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker, EDINBURGH (Buildings of Scotland series), (1984), p370 and 383.

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.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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