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6 Claremont Park, Claremont Park Nursing Home with Boundary Wall, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9698 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.1564 / 3°9'23"W

OS Eastings: 327919

OS Northings: 675801

OS Grid: NT279758

Mapcode National: GBR 8X7.4H

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.H65T

Entry Name: 6 Claremont Park, Claremont Park Nursing Home with Boundary Wall, Gatepiers and Lamp Brackets

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363473

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26739

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Thomas Hamilton, 1827. 2-storey, 3-bay classical villa (now nursing home) with basement and flanked by single storey, 3-bay wings. Droved ashlar sandstone to front with polished ashlar dressings. Base course, band course, eaves cornice and blocking course. Architraved openings with panelled aprons to main block; architraved panels above architraved openings in wings.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical composition. Entrance door in centre bay; entablatured doorpiece with distyle fluted Ionic columns in antis. Panelled door; decorative rectangular fanlight with oval and rounded astragal pattern. 2 flanking openings and 3 at 1st floor. 3-bay wings each with advanced central bay framed by pilasters and entablature; door to central bay of left wing; probably altered.

S ELEVATION: not seen (1995).

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piend roof to main block. Wallhead stacks: ashlar; central flues linked as single broad shaft; octagonal outer shafts.

INTERIOR: not seen (1995).

BOUNDARY WALL: ashlar dwarf wall with coping.

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

Statement of Interest

Apparent alteration to 3rd bay of right wing. Modern extension to rear.

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