Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

7 AND 7B KILGRASTON ROAD INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND PEDESTRIAN GATEWAYLB30402

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/01/1992
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25578 71755
Coordinates
325578, 671755

Description

Circa 1875, alterations 1894 by Hippolyte Jean Blanc. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan willa with service wing, sensitively subdivided. Squared and snecked sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Base, dividing band, and eaves courses; cornice; raised long and short quoins; segmental-arched windows; raised window surrounds with chamfered reveals and fillet details.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central advanced round-arched doorpiece with detached contrasting stone columns and carved capitals supporting hood with 2 paterae, bracketted cornice, and decorative wroght-iron brattishing; roll-moulded doorway; panelled door; plate glass fanlight; single window at 1st floor above. Advanced tripartite window with bracketted cornice at ground floor to outer right; single window above. Single windows at ground and 1st floor to outer left.

S (GARDEN) ELKEVATION: advanced bay to outer right; canted window with cornice and brattishing at ground floor; single window above. Central roll-moulded doorway with 2-leaf French window and fanlight; single window above. Canted window with cornice and brattishing in bay to outer left; single window above.

N ELEVATION: service wing with secondary entrance at ground floor. Single window and round-arched painted glass stair window at 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: service wing with small pebble-dashed extension advanced to outer right. Doorway to former conservatory or outbuildings to outer left. 3 single windows at 1st floor.

Plate glass sash and case windows; small-pane to E. Grey slate piended roof; lead flashing; 4 corniced stacks; octagonal cans; eaves guttering.

INTERIOR (NO 7): decorative scheme by Blanc, 1894; ornate plaster mouldings throughout; wainscot panelled entrance hall with encaustic tiled floor; particularly rich drawing room decoration including fireplace, frieze, and paired fluted Ionic columns. Upstairs flat not seen 1990.

High coped rubble boundary walls to N, Kilgraston Road and Dick Place; segmental-arched ashlar pedestrian gateway with bracketted cornice to Kilgraston Road.

Large detached garages to E.

Statement of Special Interest

The house was formerly known as Hamilton Lodge. The luxurious scheme of internal alterations was drawn up by Hippolyte Jean Blanc for John Starke, a draper, in April 1894, and contributes notably to the category of listing.

References

Bibliography

PO Directory 1875; OS 1877; Dean of Guild April 1894; plans of 1894 alterations held by the owner of No 7.

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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