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37, 38, 39 and 40 Spylaw Street, Allendale

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.908 / 55°54'28"N

Longitude: -3.2571 / 3°15'25"W

OS Eastings: 321506

OS Northings: 669032

OS Grid: NT215690

Mapcode National: GBR 87Y.QN

Mapcode Global: WH6SR.YR4R

Entry Name: 37, 38, 39 and 40 Spylaw Street, Allendale

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370307

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29825

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19th century. Corner tenement on sloping site. 2 storeys, 4 bays, M-gable with scroll-shouldered apex stacks linked by balustraded parapet to S; 3 storeys, 3 bays to E. Squared coursed sandstone rubble with raised ashlar margins to openings.

S ELEVATION: 3 timber panelled doors with plate glass fanlights to centre flanked by windows; later alterations to 2 right-hand bays at ground (probably former shop), with later ashlar stonework. Cill band to 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated in 4 bays at ground floor; modern door in 2nd bay from right. Regular fenestration to upper floors; wall head stack between 1st and 2nd windows from left.

Predominantly 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; some plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Corniced stacks; decorative and plain clay cans. Ashlar coped skews. Grey slate.

Statement of Interest

Spylaw street is one of the main streets in old Colinton village. Although few of the buildings are of exceptional architectural merit, together they form a very picturesque group, which gives this part of Colinton its distinctly unique and village-like character. This is a prominent tenement at the foot of Spylaw Street, and is of much value to the streetscape.

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