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Latitude: 55.9735 / 55°58'24"N
Longitude: -3.166 / 3°9'57"W
OS Eastings: 327327
OS Northings: 676222
OS Grid: NT273762
Mapcode National: GBR 8V6.65
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B3MZ
Entry Name: 55 and 57 Queen Charlotte Street
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365211
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27865
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Later 18th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical villa with classical detail. Grey sandstone, coursed and squared rubble with polished ashlar dressings. Rusticated quoins; eaves band and cornice.
S (FRONT) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced doorway with deeply chamfered jambs at centre, panelled door and rectangular plate glass fanlight; single window at 1st floor above; rectangular dormer with piended roof. Outer bays with single windows to ground and 1st floor; canted dormers with piended roofs. Single storey flat-roofed rubble-built addition to left with secondary door and single window. Single storey flat-roofed addition to right.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: stair window to centre; single windows to outer bays; secondary door; 2 rectangular tripartite dormers.
E ELEVATION: cement-rendered; gabled with apex stack; single window to left.
W ELEVATION: gabled with rendered apex stack; single windows to gablehead.
Timber sash and case windows, mostly plate glass glazing, some 12-pane to rear. Slate roof; 2 apex stacks ( see above).
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
The rough nature of the stonework and the proud dressings and quoins strongly suggest that the villa was probably harled originally.
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