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4 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: -3.1574 / 3°9'26"W

OS Eastings: 327859

OS Northings: 675795

OS Grid: NT278757

Mapcode National: GBR 8W7.YJ

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.G6QW

Entry Name: 4 Claremont Park with Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363428

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26713

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical villa with single storey wing projecting W ; screen wall to E. Stugged ashlar sandstone to front with polished ashlar dressings; squared and snecked rubble to sides and rear. Base course, moulded cill course to 1st floor windows, eaves cornice.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical main block with entrance door at centre bay; panelled door with rectangular plate glass fanlight; consoled corniced doorpiece. Projecting cills to flanking ground floor openings. Regular fenestration.

S ELEVATION: Irregularly disposed bays. Central staircase window, narrow rectangular opening to outer left bay, small bipartite window left of centre and door to right bay at ground floor; rectangular openings to outer bays at 1st floor with ornamental cast iron window guard to left bay. Modern box dormer to centre. Lean-to garage building to right of main block. 4-bay wing to left: 2 windows and door of inner bays, projecting outer bay with door.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof to main block; half-piended wing. 4-flue, stugged ashlar wallhead stacks with cornice.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

BOUNDARY WALL: coped ashlar dwarf wall to street (formerly with railings).

GATEPIERS AND LAMP BRACKETS: square-section ashlar with shallow pyramidal caps and cast-iron lamp brackets.

Statement of Interest

Edinburgh gives the date of circa 1830. A house is shown on this site as early as 1829, but this is more akin to the villas of the Grange area of Edinburgh dating from 1860s.

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