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51 Spylaw Street with Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9078 / 55°54'28"N

Longitude: -3.2565 / 3°15'23"W

OS Eastings: 321547

OS Northings: 669014

OS Grid: NT215690

Mapcode National: GBR 87Y.VP

Mapcode Global: WH6SR.YRGV

Entry Name: 51 Spylaw Street with Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370308

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29827

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier 19th century. Single-storey, 4-bay cottage on steeply sloping site with basement to N end. Roughly coursed sandstone rubble with droved ashlar quoins and window dressings. Central timber panelled door with flanking windows (bipartite to left). Short section to right with higher skews, but same ridge height; blocked doorway and window to outer right. Timber panelled door and small window at basement of N gable.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Gable-head stacks with ashlar copes and yellow clay cans. Ashlar-coped skews. Graded grey slate.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped random rubble boundary walls enclosing garden; later cast-iron gate and railings above wall to N.

Statement of Interest

A traditional cottage which fronts directly onto the stepped wynd that leads from Bridge Road to Spylaw Street. The section to the S was probably built as a separate cottage. The chimney stack at the N gable is original; the other two are recent replacements.

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