Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25576 72065
325576, 672065


Dated 1868. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan Baronial style villa with 3-storey tower and service wing; subdivided 1962. Squared and snecked rubble; stugged and snecked ashlar with polished dressings at E elevation. Base and eaves courses; crowstepped gables and gablets; skewputts; chamfered reveals.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced central entrance tower with rounded angles at ground and 1st floors; roll-moulded doorway with square blank tablet overstepped by hood-mould; deep-set panelled door; plate glass fanlight; gun loop in right; single shouldered window at 1st floor; slit gun loop in return to right; 3rd storey as tall tabled cap-house corbelled above with crenellated string course; single window with bracketed cill framed by Scottish Renaissance style surround and pediment; gabled crowsteps above with small initialled panel ("JP") at skew to right; single window to N elevation of cap-house. Corniced advanced tripartite window at ground floor to outer right; narrower advanced tripartie window above, breaking eaves in gablehead with datestone. Full-height canted window with dividing cornice to outer left of main house, corbelled to square above eaves in gabled dormers with narrow window. Unfortunate single storey harled flat-roofed addition (1962) to outer left.

N ELEVATION: M-gabled; bipartite window at ground floor; single window at 1st floor; single window in gablehead to left.

S ELEVATION: single storey addition to outer right; single storey service wing to outer left; single window at ground floor centre.

Single window offset in main gable to outer right; 2 single windows breaking eaves in dormerheads.

W ELEVATION: single storey service wing.

Predominantly place glass sash and case dindows; some border glazing pat tern sash and case windows. Grey slate gabled roof; 19th century dormer s to S and W; lead flashing; 5 corniced gablehead stacks; gablet skewput ts and crowsteps on towerhead; scroll-bracketted skewputts elsewhere; mo ulded eaves guttering; some original rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 1990.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low boundary wall to street; 2 pairs of coped ashlar gatepiers with chamfered angles and incised panels (similar to No 2 Palmerston Road). High coped mutual boundary walls. Garages (1962) to rear.



Dean of Guild 14/9/1962, 14/12/1962; OS 1877; PO Directory 1868; M Cant MARCHMONT IN EDINBURGH (1984), pp111-113.

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.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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