Listed Building

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2 SOUTH LAUDER ROAD, MASSON HALL, INCLUDING GATES AND_BOUNDARY WALLSLB30680

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
02/12/1991
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 26169 71632
Coordinates
326169, 671632

Description

Sydney Mitchell and Wilson 1892. 2-storey with mansard attic, 3-bay irregular-plan house in early 18th century Dutch Colonial style.

Harling with droved red sandstone dressings. Curvillinear gables; ogee-roofed tower bay; eaves course; cornice; channelled quoins; pulvinated friezes; segmental-arached pediments to timber dormers.

E (ENTRANCE) elevation: central advanced and gabled entrance bay; Gibsian round-arched doorway to recessed porch; tripartite vestibule door with small-pane glazed panels and fanlight. Single window to

right of terrace, bipartite window at 1st floor; pedimented sigle window in gablehead. Bipartite windows at ground and 1st floors in bay to outer left; bipartite dormer. Full-height corniced 5-light bow window in bay to outer right, forming balcony at eaves to bipartite dormer window.

N ELEVATION: 2-bay; gabled bay to outer left with 2 oeil-de-boeuf window s at ground floor, single window at 1st floor, and tripartite window in gablehead. Full-height canted window with cornice and ogival roof to ou ter right.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay; full-height corniced canted window in bay to outer r ight, forming balcony to single window in gableheade. Varying sizes of single window at ground and 1st floors in remaining bays; mansard roof and dormer at attic in bay to outer right.

W ELEVATION: single storey link from main house to student accommodation block (Frank Perry, 1966); broad nepus gable with window to outer left; 2 small dormers flat-roofed dormers to outer right.

Predominantly small-pane sash and case windows; 2-pane lower sashes to g round floor windows. Grey-green slate roof; 4 gablehead stacks; clay ca ns; moulded eaves guttering; some original rainwater goods, including ho pper to E.

INTERIOR: retains some original features, including plasterwork, woodwor k, and fireplaces.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES: high coped rubble walls to South Lauder Road a nd Grange Loan; decorative wrought-iron pedestrian gates to South Lauder Road.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Major Joseph Philip Salomons.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild 15/12/1892.

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.

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