Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

20-24 (Even Numbers) Warrender Park Road, EdinburghLB30490

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25609 72295
325609, 672295


Circa 1878. 4-storey, 6-bay Scots Baronial tenement. Squared and snecked sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Base course; corbel table at 3rd floor stepped down to 2nd floor at 3rd and 4th bays; chamfered reveals.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 architraved doorways at ground divided by bipartite windows; deep-set panelled doors; plate glass fanlights. Advanced round tower to outer right, set in re-entrant angle with neighbour (nos 26-30 Warrender Park Road and 22-30 Marchmont Crescent, see separate listing); bipartite windows to all floors; additional single window at ground; window at 3rd floor breaking eaves in pedimented and finialled dormerhead with circular patera inset; conical roof with cast-iron weathervane finial. Full-height canted window in bay to outer left, corbelled to square in crowstepped gablehead with floral patera inset. Bipartite windows in bay to inner left; 3rd floor window breaking eaves in gabled dormerhead with thistle finial and circular patera inset. Single windows in bay to inner right; 3rd floor window breaking eaves in finialled pedimented dormerhead. Single windows in remaining central bays, surmounted by crowstepped gable; blank tablet between bays at 3rd floor; bracketted semi-circular pediment set in gablehead.

Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; coped and rendered gablehead and mutual stacks; moulded cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1990.

Low saddleback wall to street.

Statement of Special Interest

Forms continuous irregular terrace with 2-18 and 26-30 (even nos) Warrender Park Road, and 22-30 (even nos) Marchmont Crescent. Mirror image of 14-16 Warrender Park Road.

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 '20-24 (even nos) Warrender Park Road'.



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 126802

Post Office Directory 1879.

Cant, M. (1984) Marchmont in Edinburgh, Edinburgh: John Donald. pp. 34-50.

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South elevation, 20-24 (Even Numbers) Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, cars in foreground, taken on a cloudy day.

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