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Latitude: 55.9146 / 55°54'52"N
Longitude: -3.1579 / 3°9'28"W
OS Eastings: 327723
OS Northings: 669658
OS Grid: NT277696
Mapcode National: GBR 8WW.T8
Mapcode Global: WH6ST.GLGP
Entry Name: 51 Mount Vernon Road, Snellfield
Listing Date: 4 July 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 369203
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29382
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay villa with recessed lower and narrow service wing to N added probably mid-19th century. Thinly coursed rubble with contrasting yellow ashlar margins and dressings.
W ELEVATION: plain corniced central doorpiece (contemporary with addition), deep-set 2-leaf panelled door with fanlight; timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern; main cornice continued over flanks; margined and corniced end stacks; piended slate roof swept at rear (E) over semi-circular stair turret.
E ELEVATION: door right, and 20th century trellised single storey top-lit addition, lean-to green house at left. N wing has E-facing door and N-facing windows.
Enclosed by rubble built garden walls; block pediment to pedestrian gateway at S end of W wall.
Possibly built for John Jones, son of Dr Snell Jones of Lady Glenorchy?s Church, Edinburgh. Built as Snell Cottage, it later became Park Villa and is now Snellfield. 19th century maps show Nellfield, a larger house to the W whose land is now the RC cemetery.
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