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5 Claremont Park with Boundary Wall, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9697 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.1569 / 3°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 327888

OS Northings: 675798

OS Grid: NT278757

Mapcode National: GBR 8X7.1H

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.G6YV

Entry Name: 5 Claremont Park with Boundary Wall, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363449

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26726

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Thomas Hamilton, circa 1827. 2-storey, 3-bay classical villa with taller 1st floor and basement, single storey pavilions and screen (?) walls. Polished ashlar sandstone to front, coursed rubble to sides and rear. Base course, cill course to 1st floor windows, blocking course and eaves cornice. Unifying parapet over pavilions and screen walls. Architraved openings to main block; panelled aprons below ground floor openings; projecting cills to pavilion openings.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance door to centre bay; panelled door with rectangular fanlight, framed by doorpiece of distyle fluted Ionic columns in antis with entablature above. Later full-height canted window to outer right; dividing string course. Painted cast iron ornamental window guards to outer left and centre 1st floor openings. Single window to each pavilion; depressed arched carriage doors with voussoirs in outer bays. Basement windows.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: single central window to 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: not seen (1995).

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to all openings; grilled at basement level. Grey slate piend and platformed roof. Ashlar wallhead stacks each comprising 7 grouped octagonal shafts with base and cornice.

INTERIOR: not seen (1995).

BOUNDARY WALL, GATEPIERS AND LAMP BRACKETS: ashlar dwarf wall with coping to street. Square-section ashlar gatepiers with shallow pyramidal caps and cast-iron lamp brackets.

Statement of Interest

Nos 5 and 6 originally identical apart from screen walls; canted bay added to No 5.

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