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56 Albany Street, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9577 / 55°57'27"N

Longitude: -3.1897 / 3°11'23"W

OS Eastings: 325815

OS Northings: 674488

OS Grid: NT258744

Mapcode National: GBR 8PC.DT

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.ZJ74

Plus Code: 9C7RXR56+34

Entry Name: 56 Albany Street, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 56 Albany Street, Including Railings

Listing Date: 13 September 1964

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365783

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28233

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200365783

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Manse

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J T Rochhead, 1859. 2-storey, attic and basement, 2-bay gothic former manse of St Mary's Free Church. Polished ashlar sandstone. Cornice and coped parapet at 1st floor. Ashlar entrance platt oversailing basement.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: pointed-arched doorpiece with moulded reveals, panelled timber door and plate glass pointed-arched fanlight in bay to right at principal floor, with gabletted walls flanking platt to street; platt with gothic detailed boot scraper. Broad canted bay to left at basement and floors above, comprising 5 cusped tracery lights at all floors, chamfered margins, with hoodmoulds removed. Flagged basement area.

W ELEVATION: adjoining terrace, see separate listing (46-54 Albany Street).

E ELEVATION: adjoining modern building.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof. Pair of jerkin-headed slate-hung dormers, with cast-iron cross finials. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Rendered ridge stack; coped, with circular cans. Coped skews.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron gothic detailed railings with quatrefoil motifs and cross finials.

Statement of Interest

Part of the Edinburgh New Town A Group. No 56 Albany Street served as the manse for St Mary's Free Church, which replaced the pavilion at the north east corner of Albany Street. The church was replaced by offices by David Le Seur Partnership, 1983.

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