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1 Roseburn Cliff, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.946 / 55°56'45"N

Longitude: -3.2338 / 3°14'1"W

OS Eastings: 323042

OS Northings: 673241

OS Grid: NT230732

Mapcode National: GBR 8DJ.G0

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.9TB2

Plus Code: 9C7RWQW8+CF

Entry Name: 1 Roseburn Cliff, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 1-7 (Inclusive Nos) Roseburn Cliff

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370940

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30154

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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1911, McArthy and Watson. Terrace of 7 single storey and atttic houses all of slightly different character. White harling, red freestone dressings and half-timbering. Upper storey cantilevered out over ground floor.


NOS 1 AND 2: 2 entrance doors with 3-pane overlights in centre; 3-light semi-canted bay to left supporting half-timbered gable with Voseyesque profile to right enclosing porch; single window with lean-to roof to right at ground; tripartite window above; 2-storey circular bow at right corner with 2 single windows at each floor.

NOS 3 AND 4: 2 entrance doors with 3-pane overlights in centre; 3-light, single storey canted bay at left and right bays; oriel window and bipartite window in left bays at 1st floor (No 4); bipartite window and tripartite window beneath gable in right bays at 1st floor (No 3).

NOS 5 AND 6: 2 entrance doors with 3-pane overlights in centre; 3-light, single storey canted bay at left and right bays; 2 light box dormer window in centre at 1st floor; mullioned tripartitie windows beneath gables at end bays.

NO 7: door in right bay; singel light box dormer above at 1st floor; 4-light semi-canted bay in left bay; tripartite piend roofed dormer above.

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; harled and coped mutual stacks.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Roseburn Cliff Gatepiers and Roseburn Cliff George Pape's Widows Cottages, 1-3. This scheme of cottage villas was devised by Patrick Geddes, the father of modern town planning. Its aim was to provide affordable suburban housing along the lines of Unwin and Parker's Garden Cities in England, and as a variant to the already successful Ramsay Gardens in the centre of Edinburgh. It was intended that potential buyers could either purchase existing houses or could order a house that would be modified to suit their requirements. As well as houses, Geddes also planned recreational areas including a 2 acre common, garden walks, a playground and a summerhouse, as well as garden seats. The agents responsible for the sale of the properties were J W Manson and W Robertson. The full scheme was never realised.

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