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

8 GRANGE ROAD. ROCKVILLE LODGE, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLSLB30393

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/01/1992
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 26290 72132
Coordinates
326290, 672132

Description

Circa 1863. Single and 2-storey irregular-plan gabled villa. Squared and snecked sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Overhanging timber eaves; timber collars and finials; moulded window surrounds; moulded stone mullions and transoms; droved margins.

E (ENTRANCE) elevation: single storey; central doorway with moulded surround and hoodmould over square blank tablet; 2-leaf panelled door; gable above. Bipartite window to outer right. Tall shouldered stack breaking eaves to outer left with moulded octagonal can.

N (GRANGE ROAD) ELEVATION: 3 main gabled bays with linking block and 4th gabled bay (single storey made 2-storey in later 19th centruy) to outer right. Small single window to 1st bay; single dormer in mansard roof above. Small single window and bipartite window (etched glass) to 2nd bay. 2 bipartite windows to 3rd bay. Linking block comprising window and seconary endrance at ground and bipartite window at 1st floor. Timber mullioned bipartite window to outer right; corbelled and canted oriel window at 1st floor above.

S (GARDEN) ELEVATION: single storey extension adjoining to outer left; recessed gabled bay and linking block to outer left; 2 advanced gabled bays to outer right. Capted timber window to extension. 2 narrow windows and secondary entrance at ground to recessed gabled bay; bipartie window above. Large single window at ground to linking block; bipartite window at 1st floor. Advanced and canted conservatorywith lead roof at ground to 1st advancedbay; tripartite window above. Single window at ground between bays; dormer with dentilled cornice set in mansard roof above. Bipartite window in single storey gabled bay to ou ter right.

3-pane sash and case windows. Purple slate gabled roof: corniced ridge and gablehead stacks; some original rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1990.

BOUNDARY WALLS: high coped rubble mutual and boundary walls.

Statement of Special Interest

This villa bears some resemblance, particularly in the timberwork details, to work by Brown and Wardrop of this period (see design for "House at Grange". Cat No 83, dating from about 1869, in the Rowand Anderson Collection at the University of Edinburgh).

References

Bibliography

PO Directory 1864.

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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