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12 Claremont Park with Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9699 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.1541 / 3°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 328062

OS Northings: 675815

OS Grid: NT280758

Mapcode National: GBR 8X7.LF

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.J68Q

Entry Name: 12 Claremont Park with Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363614

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26791

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Probably Thomas Hamilton, circa 1850. 2-storey, 5-bay classical house with flanking single storey pavilions. Polished ashlar sandstone to front, coursed rubble to sides and rear. Base course, band course and modillioned eaves cornice to main block; base and blocking course to pavilions. Architraved openings with panelled aprons to main block; keystoned at 1st floor.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical with regular fenestration. Projecting ashlar porch at centre bay with chamfered pilasters and columns each with capital and base; superimposed strips; full entablature with mutuled cornice and balustraded parapet over. Panelled door with rectangular plate glass fanlight. Wings flanked by gateways; that to left filled with garage.

W, E AND S ELEVATIONS: not seen (1995).

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to all openings. Grey slate piended roofs. Multi-flue, corniced, stugged ashlar wallhead stacks. 2-flue stack to right pavilion.

INTERIOR: not seen (1995).

BOUNDARY WALL: ashlar dwarf wall with saddle-back coping to street.

GATEPIERS AND LAMP BRACKETS: gateways flanking wings and to street with square ashlar piers and pyramidal caps; cat-iron lamp brackets.

Statement of Interest

A house of good quality and design and construction, with many original features surviving intact.

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