Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

55 FOUNTAINHALL ROAD INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB30373

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
15/01/1992
Supplementary Information Updated
22/03/2017
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 26139 71497
Coordinates
326139, 671497

Description

John McLachlan, 1884. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular plan villa with service wing adjoining to E. Squared and snecked rubble; lightly stugged ashlar with polished dressings to N (entrance) elevation. Base and dividing band courses; cornice; chamfered reveals.

N (ENTRANCE) elevation: central keystoned round-arched pliastered doorpice with carved consoles, cornice, and blinded balustrade serving as mock balcony to single window above with raised lugged surround; 2-leaf panelled door; plate glass fanlight. canted window at ground floor to outer right with cornice and ashlar coping above cornice sweeping to cnated window with 4 segmental-arched lgihts at 1st floor. Advanced corniced Bipartite window at ground floor to outer left; swept to advanced bipartite segmental-arched window at 1st floor. Single storey piend-roofed service wing attached to E; bipartie window at ground floor; bipoartie segmental-arched dormer with segmental-arched pendiment above.

E ELEVATION: service wing with secondary entrance at ground floor; pedimented tripartite stair window with margin panes at 1st floor of main house.

W ELEVATION: single window at ground floor to outer left and 1st floor to outer right. Lean-to conservatory attached.

S ELEVATION: full-height canted window to outer left; single windows in remaining bays. Service wing adjoining to outer right.

Platre glass sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof; lead flashing; 4 shouldered and corniced stacks; moulded octagonal cans; wrought-iron brattishing and finial; moulded eaves guttering.

INTERIOR: not seen 1990.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low saddleback boundary wall to street, rising to E and W; pair of coped ashlar gatepiers with chamfered angles to E. Flat-roofed garage to E.

Statement of Special Interest

This is the second of 2 almost identical houses in Fountainhall Road (the other being No 57) both designed by John McLachlan for Councillor W B McLachlan.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild 10/7/1884.

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)

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