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Latitude: 55.9396 / 55°56'22"N
Longitude: -3.2912 / 3°17'28"W
OS Eastings: 319445
OS Northings: 672595
OS Grid: NT194725
Mapcode National: GBR 80L.V9
Mapcode Global: WH6SK.FY0Z
Entry Name: 1-20 Murray Cottages Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 16 February 1976
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 369188
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29381
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield
Traditional County: Midlothian
H F Kerr 1910-11. 10 single storey, semi-detached Arts and Crafts cottages grouped around an oval green. Predominantly near rectangular or L-plan; symmetrical, with exception of 3&4 (at NE corner) and 17&18 (at NW corner). Harled brick; sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; steps to entrance doorway; timber and timber and glass doors; overhanging bracketed timber eaves.
NOS 1&2 (S ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 2-bay. 2 canted oriel windows flanked by roll moulded doorways; corniced; keystones.
NOS 3&4 (S ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 4-bay. Canted window and small single window in advanced gabled bay to left. Entrance doorway to No 3 at re-entrant angle. 2 bipartite windows in recessed bay to right. Entrance to No 4 at rear to N.
NOS 5&6 (W ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 4-bay. 2 quadripartite windows at centre in advanced central bay; doors flanking to left and right; painted margins. Canted windows in recessed bays to outer left and right.
NOS 7&8 (W ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 4-bay. Central covered porch flanked by two single windows; entrance within at re-entrant angle. Canted windows to flanking gabled bays.
NOS 9&10 (NW ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 4-bay. 2 tripartite windows at centre; flanking to left and right, recessed entrance doorways; panel above door. Canted oriel windows at outer left and right.
NOS 11&12 (N ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 2-bay. 2 bipartite windows flanked by roll moulded doorways; corniced; keystones.
NO 12B (NE ENTRANCE ELEVATION): Entrance doorway to right of centre; bipartite window to outer right. 2 pairs of bipartite windows to left.
NOS 13&14 (E ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 4-bay. Re-entrant angle entrances at centre; flanked by two single windows. Canted windows to flanking gabled bays.
NOS 15&16 (E ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 4-bay. 2 quadripartite windows at centre in advanced central bay; doors flanking to left and right; Canted windows in recessed bays to outer left and right
NOS 17&18 (ENTRANCE ELEVATION 17 to S, 18 to E): 4 bay. Central doorway to no 17; panel; canted oriel window to right. Tripartite window to left; single window to outer left. Canted oriel window to no 18.
NOS 19&20 (S ENTRANCE ELEVATION): 2-bay. 2 bipartite windows flanked by roll moulded doorways; corniced; keystones.
Casement windows, mostly 8-pane. Red tiled and grey slated roofs in a variety of forms; cat slide, piended, gambrel and bell-cast. Predominantly apex corniced stacks; moulded cans. Some original cast-iron rainwater goods remaining.
INTERIOR: not seen 1997.
BOUNDARY WALLS: coped sandstone rubble wall to N and W, with break for vehicular and pedestrian entrance; railings to E; fencing and hedging to S.
David Murray, chartered accountant (1787-1877) through his Almony Fund provided these cottages for the benefit of 'sober, respectable, men and women about sixty years'. According to the terms of the trust deed, the recipients must have spent most of their lives in Edinburgh or its immediate vicinity and preferably have belonged to the Church of Scotland. (Information courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit).
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