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Latitude: 55.9571 / 55°57'25"N
Longitude: -3.1712 / 3°10'16"W
OS Eastings: 326970
OS Northings: 674407
OS Grid: NT269744
Mapcode National: GBR 8TD.41
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.8J4K
Plus Code: 9C7RXR4H+RG
Entry Name: 25, 27 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 25-27 (Odd Numbers) Montrose Terrace
Listing Date: 28 August 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 369100
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29367
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1820. 3-storey, 5-bay, plain classical tenement of flats. Droved ashlar, rubble to rear. Basecourse, band course, cill courses to upper storeys, eaves course and blocking course. Regularly fenestrated. Timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight in corniced and pilastered doorpiece to centre. Slightly recessed bay to outer right with timber panelled door and plate glass fanlight.
Gabled grey slate roof. Ashlar coped skews. Corniced stacks, circular cans. 2-pane glazing to sash and case windows at 1st floor. Non-traditional glazing elsewhere.
Part of a good run of early 19th century tenement blocks, in largely unaltered condition, on an important route into central Edinburgh. The street was originally called Norton Place as these tenements were built on land belonging to Baron Norton, whose house stood on the site now occupied by Abbeyhill primary school. Baron Norton was born Hon. Fletcher Norton of Grantley in Yorkshire. He was made Attorney General of England in 1762 and elevated to the Peerage in 1782. He later moved to Edinburgh, where he was Baron of the Exchequer for 44 years, until his death in 1820.
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