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

5 AND 5A CHALMERS CRESCENTLB30347

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/01/1992
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25656 72177
Coordinates
325656, 672177

Description

Circa 1865. 2-storey, 3-bay L-plan Baronial style villa with 3-storey tower; subdivided (1949). Squared and snecked rubble; stugged ashlar and polished dressings at E elevation. Base course; crowstepped gables and gabled dormerheads; skewputts; chamfered reveals.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance tower; shouldered and roll-moulded surrounds to porch entrance and main door; panelled door; plate glass fanlight; blank rectangular tablet and string course above porch; single shouldered window at 1st floor; jettied 3rd stage with segmental-arch corbelling over window below, with sdhouldered single windows breaking eaves in dormerheads at each face; chamfered angles and cornice; attenuated pyramidial roof above with fishscale slates, lead flashing, and weathervane finial. Advanced bipartite window flanking to right at ground floor; dividing cornice; advanced shouldered bipartite window and dormerhead above. Canted window in gabled bay corbelled to square at first floor with small gablehead window above.

N ELEVATION: irregular fenestration.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay; single windows at ground and 1st floors; bipartite at centre ground floor; doormerheads breaking eaves at 1ST AND 2ND BAYS; CROWSTEPPED MAIN GABLE AT 3RD BAY.

W ELEVATION: single storey triple gabled service wing: modern forestair to 1st floor; irregular genestration.

Mixture of 4-pane and plate glass sash and cazse windows. Grey slate gabled roof; 19th century dormer window to S; lead flashing; 4 wallhead stacks; moulded eaves guttering; some original rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1990.

Low coped boundary wall to Chalmers Crescent; high wall to Palmerston Place.

Statement of Special Interest

Alterations to service wing in 1884 by Robert Paterson & Son.

References

Bibliography

PO Directory 1867; OS 1877; Dean of Guild 3/4/1884.

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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