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13 Bangor Road, Salvation Army Hall

A Category C Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9732 / 55°58'23"N

Longitude: -3.1773 / 3°10'38"W

OS Eastings: 326618

OS Northings: 676203

OS Grid: NT266762

Mapcode National: GBR 8R6.W8

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.5476

Entry Name: 13 Bangor Road, Salvation Army Hall

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363542

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26756

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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John Hamilton, dated 1910. 2-storey 3-bay rectangular-plan hall with ashlar facade, free Renaissance details. Red brick with concrete lintels, red sandstone front, stugged ashlar with polished dressings. Base course; corbel course, frieze and cornice above ground floor, slightly advanced; ashlar mullions and transoms; moulded skews; overhanging eaves with exposed rafters.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: architraved doorway to centre (metal shutter), jambs of shallow pilasters with stylised Ionic capitals, keystone, commemorative panels to either side; transomed bipartite windows flanking. Frieze above ground floor advanced to centre bay over corbels and larger brackets; Art Nouveau-style lettering ?The Salvation Army?. At 1st floor, centre bay with stepped gable and semi-circular apex, large segmental-arched transomed tripartite window with shouldered architrave and keystone, datestone to gablehead; outer bays with slightly advanced panels with small lugged pediments, single windows with bracketted swept cornices.

SW ELEVATION: 8-bay with 2 eastermost bays slightly lower. 2 secondary doorways (metal shutters) and tripartite windows at ground floor (to outer right bipartite). 1st floor bipartite windows (timber mullions) in slightly recessed panels, 3 eastermost bays single windows.

Small-pane fixed or hopper timber windows. Slate roof with metal ridge; small apex stack to SE.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Built by Glasgow architect John Hamilton, William Booth himself (1829-1912), the founder and lifetime ?General? of the Salvation Army, is named as the petitioner. The foundation stone was laid 30 April 1910.

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