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

6 Dick Place, EdinburghLB30359

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 26242 71887
326242, 671887


Circa 1860. Two-storey, three-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan villa. Squared and snecked rubble; lightly stugged and coursed ashlar with polished dressings to north elevation, channelled at ground. Base course, dividing band, cornice and blocking course; quoin strips; raised and architraved window surrounds.

North (entrance) elevation: central porch with detached fluted Greek columns, entablature, and blocking course; panelled door; plate glass fanlight. Single windows flanking to left and right bays at ground floor; three single windows with Greek details to cornice at 1st floor. Lower two-storey mansard-roofed extensions (partly 19th century and partly 1961) stone-faced with slit window at ground floor and mansard window above.

West elevation: mansard extension rendered to left.

East elevation: single storey flat-roofed garage and extension, stone-faced to street, rendered to rear. Single window at 1st floor.

South elevation: modern single storey conservatory at ground floor centre; round-arched stair window above; advanced bay flanking to outer left with bipartite windows at ground and 1st floors, and dividing band; full-height canted window with dividing band flanking to outer right. 4-pane sash and case windows to north; mixture of 4-pane and plate glass sash and case windows elsewhere. Grey slate piended roof; 2 19th century canted dormers to south; and flashing; 4 shouldered and corniced wallhead stacks; some moulded octagonal cans.

Interior: glazed tripartite vestibule door; ornate plaster rose and cornice; coloured border glazing pattern to stair window. Low coped boundary wall to street, terminating in 2 pyramidal-capped piers; higher boundary wall with pedestrian gateway to street to west; high mutual boundary walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Similar in size and plan to its neighbours at Nos 2, 4, and 8 Dick place.

Minor updates to Description and Statement of Special Interest sections in 2018.

6 Dick Place, Edinburgh, listed building record revised in 2018. Previously listed as '6 Dick Place, St Margaret's Nursing Home'.



Post Office Directory (1864); Ordnance Survey map (1877).

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.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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