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2 and 3 Claremont Park with Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9697 / 55°58'10"N

Longitude: -3.1579 / 3°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 327827

OS Northings: 675793

OS Grid: NT278757

Mapcode National: GBR 8W7.VJ

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.G6HW

Entry Name: 2 and 3 Claremont Park with Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363383

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26700

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Probably Thomas Hamilton, circa 1827. Terraced pair of classical houses. 2-storey, 6-bay main block flanked by single storey pavilions. Polished ashlar sandstone to front; coursed squared rubble to sides and rear with ashlar quoins. Base course, cill course to 1st floor windows, eaves cornice and blocking course; all to main block. Base and blocking courses to pavilions.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical composition; regularly fenestrated. Entrance doors in centre bays framed by 3 pilasters with uniting cornice above. Panelled door to No 3; plate glass rectangular fanlights. Single window to each pavilion; further modern single bay extension to right; screen wall to left.

W AND E ELEVATIONS: blank gable walls.

S ELEVATION: ground floor not seen 1995. Regularly disposed 4 bays to 1st floor. Rectangular dormer at No 3; roof lights.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to front except for 12-pane window to left pavilion. Rear 1st floor windows: plate glass timber sash and case at No 2; 12-pane at No 3. Modern glazing to dormer. Grey slate piended roofs to main block and pavilions; slate-hung and piended dormer. 3 wallhead chimney stacks: 6-flue incised ashlar with cornice to side elevations; 4-flue, rendered with ashlar coping to rear.

INTERIOR: not seen (1995).

BOUNDARY WALLS: droved ashlar dwarf wall with ashlar coping to street. Rubble garden wall with semi-circular ashlar coping.

Gatepiers and lamp brackets: square-section ashlar with shallow pyramidal caps and cast-iron lamp brackets.

Statement of Interest

Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH suggests that plain builders? designs of circa 1830 were followed here.

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