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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365509
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28075
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
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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