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Latitude: 55.9122 / 55°54'44"N
Longitude: -3.1161 / 3°6'57"W
OS Eastings: 330333
OS Northings: 669354
OS Grid: NT303693
Mapcode National: GBR 60P2.5G
Mapcode Global: WH6SV.3NFG
Plus Code: 9C7RWV6M+VH
Entry Name: Cottage, Drumbank, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh
Listing Name: Old Dalkeith Road, the Drum, Drumbank with Stables, Cottages (Outbuildings) and Walled Garden
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Last Amended: 15 April 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365490
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28059
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1845. Villa with unsual assemblage of classical detailing. 2-storey with single storey and attic wings. Rendered with polished ashlar dressings; base course, cill course at 1st floor, cornice and blocking course. Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern.
E (FRONT) ELEVATION: 2 shallow steps with stone baulstrade to central advanced bay, Ionic pilasters at 1st floor with shallow block pediment with urn breaking eaves. Door in round-arched, rusticated recess, 6-panel, 2-leaf door with fanlight over. Windows at ground floor with channelled surrounds, 1st floor windows with Egyptian-style, block pediments. Corners rusticated at ground floor, chamfered at 1st with engaged Ionic columns and block pedimented windows, wrought-iron balconies.
W (REAR) ELEVATION: plain in contrast; mouldings not continued, projecting stair tower to centre with tall stair window, window to each floor of house. Single storey piended wings have window to W, bull's-eye window to front, door on return and central gablehead to attic with window.
Peind-roofed with grey slates, harled end stacks with simple cornice.
STABLES AND COTTAGES: courtyard to S entered from E through ashlar gatepiers, comprising 2-storey stable and loft, and 3 single storey 3-bay piend-roofed cottages, random rubble with ashlar dressings, most retain original openings although some boarded up.
WALLED GARDEN: to W; random rubble walls with flat ashlar copes, triangular on-plan pavilion (dovecot) built into SW corner with door at ground floor.
Forms part of The Drum Estate A group, comprising The Drum, East Lodges (in Newton Parish Midlothian), Gardeners' Cottages, Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Stables, Steading, Waled Garden, West Lodge and the North Gatepiers all of which are listed separately.
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