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

1-3 (Inclusive Numbers) Roseneath Street, EdinburghLB30464

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25643 72338
325643, 672338


Circa 1875. 4-storey, 5-bay symmetrical Scots Baronial tenement. Squared and snecked sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Base course; corbel table at 3rd floor stepped down to 2nd floor in bays to inner left and right; crowstepped gables; roll-moulded doorways; chamfered reveals; finialled pediments.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central hoodmoulded doorway; doorways and single windows in bays to inner left and right; panelled doors; plate glass fanlights. Full-height canted windows in bays to outer left and right, corbelled to square at gableheads with inset floral paterae; dividing cornices; square blank tablets above 1st floor windows. Mullioned and transomed bipartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors in central bay; semi-circular floreate moulding above 2nd floor window; 3rd floor bipartite window breaking eaves in pedimented dormerhead. Single windows in remaining bays, 3rd floor windows breaking eaves in pedimented dormerheads.

4-pane and plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; lead flashing; rendered mutual stacks; moulded cans; beak skewputts.

INTERIOR: not seen 1990.

Low saddleback wall to street.

Statement of Special Interest

Forms continuous irregular terrace with 15-30 (inclusive nos) Argyle Place and 2-8 (even nos) Roseneath Terrace. Very similar to 5-9 Roseneath Terrace (see separate listing).

The period between 1860 and 1900 saw significant residential expansion in the city of Edinburgh with construction of a number of residential tenement suburbs.

The tenement suburb of Marchmont developed between circa 1876 and 1914

following the feuing of the Warrender family estate (land south of the Meadows).

Marchmont's development can be viewed in two distinct phases, with the first phase, prior to 1900, largely following the plan laid out by David Bryce of 1869. This phase, which saw the construction of streets in the north and east of the site, is characterised by the individual nature of the work by builders and architects who frequently developed only one or two feus at a time. These tenements were built predominantly in the baronial style following guidelines set down in the 1869 feu charter. In the second phase, after 1900, the baronial style recedes and elevations become more uniform.

Listed building record and statutory address updated (2015). Previously listed as '1-3 (inclusive nos) Roseneath Street'.



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 127285

Post Office Directory 1879

Cant, M. (1984) Marchmont in Edinburgh, Edinburgh: John Donald. pp. 120-121.

About Listed Buildings

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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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South elevation, 1-3 (Inclusive Numbers) Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, vehicles in foreground, take on sunny day.

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