John Baird I, architect; 1842-1847. No 6 built first as
freestanding mansion in 1842. Remainder of Terrace
added in 1847. Symmetrically arranged classical terrace;
shallow advanced centre and terminal pavilions; East
terminal pavilion (1 Claremont Terrace and 1 Claremont
Place) aligned with Woodside Terrace. 3-storeys, attic
and basement; 3 bays per house. Polished ashlar, No. 1
painted, remainder stonecleaned; mostly with painted
architraves. Steps oversailing basement to Ionic
porches, paired at terminal pavilions. All windows
architraved; corniced at 1st floor. Sash windows, plate-
glass or 4-pane glazing. No 6, 5-bay central pavilions;
paired Ionic columns to porch; windows in ramped
architraves, corniced at ground, with consoled corniced
at 1st floor. Ground floor; circa 1900 decorative
opening casement inserted into lower sash, with wrought-
iron grille and coloured glass. Continuous band course
at 1st floor cills. Eaves course cornice (mutule cornice
at No. 6) balustraded parapet. Axial stacks, slate
roofs. Good cast-iron railings to steps and basement.
Intricate "hear and honeysuckle" cast-iron balconies
over porches: No. 6 with full width balcony on cast-iron
brackets. Flanks to Claremont Street and Clifton Street,
5 bays; similarly detailed. West flank has wide
continuous balcony supported on apparently original
slender iron columns.
No. 11; door replaced by canted window.
No. 12; modern 2-storey addition to rear.
Rear elevation: regular full-height projecting bays.
Interiors: Corinthian column/pilaster screens, coloured
marble columns to hall. Good cornice and ceiling
plasterwork, coffered ceilings at ground floor main
rooms. Good cast-iron balusters to stairs.
Claremont Terrace Lane/Claremont Place: pair of
hexagonal ashlar gatepiers to Claremont Terrace Lane
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