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Latitude: 55.9735 / 55°58'24"N
Longitude: -3.1663 / 3°9'58"W
OS Eastings: 327306
OS Northings: 676227
OS Grid: NT273762
Mapcode National: GBR 8V6.34
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B3GY
Entry Name: 53 Queen Charlotte Street with Boundary Walls Gatepiers and Railings
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365209
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27863
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1800. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay symmetrical town house with classical details. Grey sandstone, stugged ashlar with polished dressings to front elevation, coursed and squared rubble to rear and side. Rusticated basement of polished ashlar; band course above basement; dentilled eaves cornice; bays divided by shallow Doric pilasters with capitals.
S (FRONT) ELEVATION: corniced doorway approached accessed by oversailing steps with railings at centre, fluted pilasters to surround with stylised acanthus neckband, paterae and swagged urn to fluted frieze; single window at 1st floor above; canted tripartite dormer with half-piend roof. Outer bays with segmental-arched recesses with single windows at basement level (to right former pend now blocked); single windows at ground and 1st floor above; rectangular dormers with half-piend roof.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: former segmental-arched pend opening to left; casement stair window with leaded lights to centre; rectangular rubble-built extension above wallhead with stairwell cupola;
2 bipartite dormers flanking.
E ELEVATION: gabled with broad corniced ashlar apex stack; 2 single windows to outer left.
Tall, narrow timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing, some 12-pane to rear. Slate roof with metal flashings; 1 apex (see above), mutual stack.
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: low boundary wall to front with saddleback coping, 2 square coped gate piers, ornamental iron railings with thistle finials.
Absence of frieze uniting pilasters at eaves is curious.
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