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55 and 57 Queen Charlotte Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365211

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27865

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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