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Gilmerton, 89 Ravenscroft Street, Gazebo in Gardens

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9017 / 55°54'6"N

Longitude: -3.1354 / 3°8'7"W

OS Eastings: 329103

OS Northings: 668199

OS Grid: NT291681

Mapcode National: GBR 60J6.Z8

Mapcode Global: WH6ST.TX3L

Entry Name: Gilmerton, 89 Ravenscroft Street, Gazebo in Gardens

Listing Date: 15 April 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365509

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28075

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Possibly 17th century. Arched gazebo with viewing platform facing SW, built in grounds of Gilmerton Place House. Rubble with rusticated ashlar quoins and stair to platform above. Broad segmental arch with rusticated voussoirs and scroll keystone. Rubble walls beneath to grotto, ashlar freize and moulded cornice above. Dog-leg stair to left with moulded treads and ashlar handrail giving access to platform; ashlar coped parapet to rear.

Statement of Interest

According to Good, Gilmerton Place House was built in the mid-16th century but was not lived in for 200 years, and by 1893 was occupied by miners' families. A photograph circa 1900 in the NMRS illustrates the house; which appears to have been a laird's house similar in style to Liberton House. Good refers to a datestone of 1604 built into the garden wall, and a small circular building known as The Bath surrounded by yew trees; these have now gone. Gilmerton Place House was demolished circa 1950 and a housing estate built on the site in the 1980's. This item is now enclosed by the garden wall of No 71 Gilmerton Place and lies in SE of the garden to No 89 Ravenscroft Street.

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