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Old Craig House, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9229 / 55°55'22"N

Longitude: -3.2264 / 3°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 323459

OS Northings: 670660

OS Grid: NT234706

Mapcode National: GBR 8FS.Y9

Mapcode Global: WH6SS.DDV8

Plus Code: 9C7RWQFF+5F

Entry Name: Old Craig House, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh

Listing Name: Craig House (Old) off Craighouse Road, Napier University

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365472

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28046

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200365472

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Building Neoclassical architecture Former hospital

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Original house dated LCSP 1565, 3-storey and attic rubble-

built, 72' x 25' 8" with square tower near W end of N front;

main gables have 18th century club skew, tower has original

crowsteps. Ground floor vaulted. NW wing dated 1746 added to

re-entrant angle of tower (forming L-plan) 3-storey 4-window

to E, 2 crowstepped chimney gables and large S crowstepped

gable to W. Harled with margins. Minor alterations at early

19th century restoration, more extensive alterations late in

century (Sydney Mitchell) for hospital purposes; some further alterations since. Poor modern wooden verandah encloses

original doorways. Original gatepiers built into garden


Statement of Interest

Built by the Symsounes of Craighouse; belonged to the Dicks

from at least 1685. In the 19th century it was the residence

of John Hill Burton, historian

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