Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

23-29 MARCHMONT CRES & 32-34 WARRENDER PARK ROADLB30531

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
19/03/1993
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25542 72303
Coordinates
325542, 672303

Description

Probably John C Hay 1880. 4-storey Baronial corner tenement with angle turret and shop at ground floor. Squared and snecked cream sandstone with contrasting polished ashlar dressings. Cornice above shopfronts; cornice above 2nd floor; corbel table at 3rd floor stepped down to 2nd floor to E, and forming segmental-arched hood to 1st floor window to N; chamfered reveals; 3rd floor windows breaking eaves.

E MARCHMONT CRESCENT elevation: shopfronts largely altered at ground; foliate capitals to dividing pilasters. 3-bay above ground floor, excluding angle bay. Tripartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors in bay to outer left; bipartite at 3rd floor with crowstepped dormerhead; blank rectangular panel set in dormerhead. Single windows in 2nd bay; crowstepped dormerheads linked to wallhead stack. Bipartite windows in 3rd bay; pedimented dormerhead to 3rd floor. Square blank panel to outer right.

N WARRENDER PARK ROAD elevation: largely altered shopfronts at ground; 5-bay above, including angle bay. Bipartite windows in 1st (angle) bay; hoodmoulding to 1st floor window; circular-section above eaves; cornice to conical roof; iron finial. Bipartite windows in 3rd and 5th bays; crostepped dormerheads to 3rd floor windows. Single windows in 2nd and 4th bays; pedimented dormerheads with stone finials to 3rd floor windows. Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; 2 corniced wallhead stacks to E; corniced mutual stacks; crowstepped mutual gables adjoining tenements to S and W; bracketted skewputts.

INTERIORS: not seen 1991.

Statement of Special Interest

Designed for the builder, John Pyper.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild 19/8/1880 (warrant only, under Warrender Park Road); M Cant Marchmont in Edinburgh (1984), pp20-33.

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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