Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

2 OSWALD RD INCL BOUNDARY WALLS PEDESTRIAN GATE AND RAILINGSLB30587

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 71430
Coordinates
325542, 671430

Description

Circa 1870. 2-storey 3-bay villa with adjoining single storey service wing and conservatory. Squared and snecked sandstone with polished ashlar dressings; coursed ashlar to S elevation. Base course; cornice; roll-moulded window surrounds; channelled quoins.

S ENTRANCE elevation: central raised doorpiece with carved consoles and cornice; architraved and keystoned segmental-arched doorway; deep-set panelled door; plate glass fanlight. Single window at 1st floor above; bracketted cill. Full-height canted windows in bays to outer left and right; dividing cornices. Recessed service wing adjoining to outer right. E ELEVATION: service wing advanced at ground floor and extented to outer right. Round-arched stairwindow at 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: conservatory (1895) to outer right; flat-roofed harled log shed (1955) adjoining to centre. Single window at 1st floor to outer right.

N REAR ELEVATION: single windows in bays to centre and outer left. Single window at ground to outer right; bipartite at 1st floor. Single storey extension to service wing adjoining to outer left; 2 doorways. Plate glass sash and case windows (6-pane to rear.) Grey slate piended roof; segmental-headed dormers, 2 to S and 2 to N; shouldered and corniced wallhead stack to W; coped wallhead stack to E with rendered chimney breast; moulded cans; moulded eaves guttering.

INTERIOR: decorative plasterwork; original marble fireplaces; ornate cast-iron stair balustrade.

BOUNDARY WALLS GATE AND RAILINGS: low saddleback wall to street and mutual wall with No 4 Oswald Road (see separate listing), both surmounted by decorative cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lys heads; pedestrian gate in similar style; high coped rubble mutual walls to rear and sides of property.

Statement of Special Interest

Whilst the villa follows a standard pattern, it retains a number of original features including an unusually long run of railings.

References

Bibliography

PO Directory 1870; Dean of Guild 10/8/1882 and 13/6/1895.

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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