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36 Albany Street, Edinburgh

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9574 / 55°57'26"N

Longitude: -3.1912 / 3°11'28"W

OS Eastings: 325725

OS Northings: 674462

OS Grid: NT257744

Mapcode National: GBR 8PC.3X

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YJKB

Plus Code: 9C7RXR45+XG

Entry Name: 36 Albany Street, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 18-40 (Even Nos) Albany Street, Including Ancillary Structures and Railings

Listing Date: 13 September 1964

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365771

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28230

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200365771

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Terrace house

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Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, attic and basement, 36-bay classical terrace, stepped down to E. Polished ashlar sandstone; V-jointed rustication at principal floor; rockfaced rustication at basement. Base course; band course between basement and principal floor, principal and 1st floors; cill course at 1st floor; cornice and blocking course at 1st floor. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: terrace comprising 12 3-bay houses with irregular disposition of 4-panel timber doors with plate glass and radial rectangular fanlights in bays at either right of left at principal floor. Windows in remaining bays at principal floor; regular fenestration to floors above and basement, with cills lowered at Nos 20-28 and No 36. Flagged basement area.

W ELEVATION: adjoining terrace, see separate listing (8-16 Albany Street).

E (ALBANY LANE) ELEVATION: 2-bay coursed rubble gable, chamfered at NE corner. Windows in bay to right at all floors, windows in bay to left at basement and attic. Coped coursed rubble wall to right.

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Decorative cast-iron window guards in bays at 1st floor at Nos 20 and 36, and in bays at left and right at 1st floor of No 22; decorative cast-iron window guards spanning bays at 1st floor at Nos 24, 26 and 28. Grey slate roofs. Pairs of polygonally piended dormers at Nos 18, 32, 34 and 36; rectangular dormer at No 26; pairs of slate-hung bow-fronted dormers at Nos 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, 38 and 40. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Variety of rendered and broached ashlar ridge stacks and coursed rubble gablehead stack, with broached ashlar quoins; coped, with circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1998.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURES: random rubble former coach houses with droved ashlar dressings to rear of Nos 28 and 32, with N entrance elevation, linked by single storey garage in modern slapping; single storey and attic, 2-bay to left, infilled segmental-arched opening to left at ground floor, with later slapping comprising modern garage door and metal lintel, vertically-boarded folding doors with stone lintel to right at ground floor, boarded window to right at attic, blank W gable, coped skews; single-storey and attic to right, with red brick eaves course, comprising modern vertically-boarded sliding garage door at ground floor, window to right at attic, E gable not seen, 1998.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings with spear-headed and urn finials.

Statement of Interest

Part of the Edinburgh New Town A Group. The building of Albany Street started in 1801. It did not form part of Reid and Sibbald's first extension of the New Town, but was incorporate into it, Abercromby Place and Heriot Row being laid out on the same axis. Considerable difficulty was encountered in clearing feuars from the north-western area, for which Bonnar did not prepare a feu plan until February 1815.

No 34 was James Gillespie Graham's house, and has interior gothic plasterwork of some opulence.

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