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47 Woodhall Road, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.904 / 55°54'14"N

Longitude: -3.2618 / 3°15'42"W

OS Eastings: 321208

OS Northings: 668595

OS Grid: NT212685

Mapcode National: GBR 50N5.MF

Mapcode Global: WH6SR.VVYS

Plus Code: 9C7RWP3Q+H7

Entry Name: 47 Woodhall Road, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 47 and 49 Woodhall Road with Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370674

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29951

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Design attributed to Sir Robert Lorimer, 1907; executed by Robert R Grieve, 1909. Single storey and attic, 4-bay, rectangular plan semi-detached villa with central M-gable to N and recessed porches under swept roof to outer bays; jerkin-headed gables to side elevations; scullery outshot at centre to rear. White painted harl. Timber boarded doors in recessed porches to N; flanking casements to outer bays. Quadripartite windows at ground to centre of gables; segmental-arched tripartite windows above; blind slits to gable apices. Paired flat-roofed dormers to each house to S (rear). Timber boarded doors with small canopies to piend-roofed central scullery outshot.

6-pane glazing to timber casements. Large central ridge stack and smaller end stacks; rendered; ashlar copes; red clay cans. Graded grey slate.

BOUNDARY WALL: low coped rubble boundary wall to N.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Nos 51-3 Woodhall Rd and 2 Bonaly Rd, which were built at about the same time to similar plans. 51-3 Woodhall Rd is almost identical. No 55 Woodhall Rd was also part of this scheme, but has suffered extensive alterations. The design of these houses is attributed to Lorimer in BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND and elsewhere, but they were executed by Robert R Grieve, who purchased the plans from Lorimer, between 1907 and 1910. The Dean of Guild plans are signed by Grieve, who built these houses on behalf of his brother Nathaniel, who was the principal contractor for a number of the houses that Lorimer built in Colinton. Lorimer built a number of large villas on the other side of Colinton Dell in the area around Spylaw Bank Road, in a style which he later described as his 'Colinton Style'. Although 2 Bonaly Rd and 47-55 Woodhall Rd are much smaller than these large villas, they share a number of common features, such as jerkin-headed roofs, M-gables, swept porches, and the ubiquitous white-painted render.

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