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

26, 26A, 28 AND 30 FOUNTAINHALL ROADLB30376

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
15/01/1992
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 26379 71689
Coordinates
326379, 671689

Description

Arthur Colville (Builder), 1880. 2-storey with basement, 7-bay rectangular-plan triple villa. Squared and snecked rubble; coursed stugged andstone to S (entrance) elevatgion. Base, dividing band, and eaves courses; long and short quoins; bracketed cornice; chamfered reveals.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: outer villas 2-bay mirrored; central 3-bay villa. Tripartite ashlar doorpieces with carved consoles supporting cornices and round-arched canopies at 2nd and 6th bays; Doorpiece comprising detached capitalled columns with dies supporting openb pediment at 4th bay; panelled doors; plate glass fanlights; single windows above each doorpiece. Full-height canted windows at 1st, 5th and 7th bays. Single windows in remaining bays.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: single windows at principal and 1st floors; secondary entrance and small single window at basement.

Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate pitched roof; coped skews; pedimented segmental-arched timber slate-hung dormers above 1st, 5th, 6th, and 7th bays; 6 corniced stacks (2 galblehead, 2 mutual, and 2 ridge); moulded octagonal cans; some original rainwater goods; moulded eaves guttering.

INTERIORS: not seen 1990.

Low saddleback coped wall with replacement railings to street; original cast-iron railings to mutual and boundary wall; original cast-iron handrails to steps up to entrances.

Statement of Special Interest

This triple villa and the neighbouring double villas were built speculatively by Arthur Colville, a builder. The design of the doorpieces was changed from plain pedimented pilasters after submission of the plans to the Dean of Guild.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild 27/10/1880.

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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