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2-4 (Inclusive) Links Gardens and 35 Salamander Place with Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9723 / 55°58'20"N

Longitude: -3.1624 / 3°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 327547

OS Northings: 676084

OS Grid: NT275760

Mapcode National: GBR 8V6.XL

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.D49X

Entry Name: 2-4 (Inclusive) Links Gardens and 35 Salamander Place with Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365089

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27767

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early 19th century. 3-storey with basement and attic, terrace of 3, 3-bay houses and corner tenement with oblique angle. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar ground floor, stugged ashlar above with polished dressings, coursed and squared rubble to rear. Band course above basement; rusticated ground floor; band course above ground floor; dentilled eaves cornice with blocking course.

SW (LINKS GARDENS): 12-bay; single windows to all bays (some blocked at basement level); doorways accessed by steps with Nos 2 and 4 with panelled doors and radial fanlights (doorway to former No 1 converted into window). 2 canted dormers with piended roofs to No 4; modern box dormers.

NW (SALAMANDER PLACE) ELEVATION: 4-bay; common stair doorway to outer left with consoled cornice, replacement door and fanlight; single windows and mansard extension above. Single windows to remaining bays.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: gable elevation squared and snecked rubble with gablehead raised into mansard. Single windows to rear, some altered, modern box dormers.

Mostly timber sash and case windows, 12-pane and plate glass glazing, replacement windows to No 3 and to rear. Slate roof with metal flashings; coped mutual stacks and skews.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low rubble wall with plain iron railings, remains of lamp standard at No 4.

Statement of Interest

Built by John Russel and James Thomson, masons, on ground feued by James Jameson and originally called James Place. Formerly one of a symmetrical pair of terraces (Nos 6-9 listed separately) flanking the set back Jameson Mansion of 1783, later obscured by a late 19th century tenement and now demolished.

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