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Latitude: 55.9264 / 55°55'34"N
Longitude: -3.2334 / 3°14'0"W
OS Eastings: 323026
OS Northings: 671051
OS Grid: NT230710
Mapcode National: GBR 8DR.J1
Mapcode Global: WH6SS.99JM
Plus Code: 9C7RWQG8+GJ
Entry Name: 74 Colinton Road, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 68-78 (Even Nos) Colinton Road with Railings
Listing Date: 4 July 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363928
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27001
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Traditional County: Midlothian
James Gowans, 1885-86. Terrace of 6, 2-bay houses, 2-storey with basement as ground floor to rear on falling ground; sandstone, squared and coursed variegated rubble with ashlar dressings, droved ashlar raised quoins; chamfered door and window reveals; 1st floor windows breaking eaves in gabled dormerheads with incised traingle, pen-nib carving and heavy coping; sidelights to canted doors.
SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: each comprised of canted doors to right and windows to left, linking ground floor and basement with half-piend, except Nos 68 and 70 (outer right) which are mirrored 2-bay houses with canted doors linked in central bays; doors accessed by bridge; apron of ground floor windows Gowans-style stick-style detailing of thin vertical bands of ashlar alternating with vertical bands of squared rubble; 1st floor windows breaking eaves; overhanging eaves with paired timber brackets at wallhead and to canted bays; bottom flat accessed through door in left side of bridge; panelled doors (except No 72) with narrow rectangular 4-pane fanlight (Nos 72-78) or narrow rectangular fanlight with leaded lights (Nos 68-70).
SW ELEVATION: composition of front elevation repeated with two windowed bays rising from basement to 1st floor as above.
NW ELEVATION: 4 bays to outer left composed of 2 small cenrtal gables flanked by larger end gables with brgeboards dated 1886 at Nos 68 and 70; Nos 72-78 square bays rising three storeys in left bay, canted window at principal floor swept to square at 1st and basement floor; 1 window per bay at basement floor and 1st floor level with latter breaking; Nos 62-78 each bay to right bridged at principal floor with narrow corbelled brick-built square projection with pitched roof and timber mullioned tripartite window (No 78 altered). Timber sash and case windows, 2-pane lower sashes, 8-pane upper sashes; slate roof; tall corniced chimney stacks with stick-style detailing; originally each with 6 decorative cans, some retained; stone finials on dormers surviving at Nos 68, 70 and 78; cast-iron down pipes with decorative brackets and gutterheads.
INTERIOR: not seen 1992.
RAILINGS: distinctive cast-iron railings with individual en suite gates, vertical members terminated by ball finials.
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