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Latitude: 55.9784 / 55°58'42"N
Longitude: -3.2051 / 3°12'18"W
OS Eastings: 324894
OS Northings: 676811
OS Grid: NT248768
Mapcode National: GBR 8L4.8D
Mapcode Global: WH6SD.QZYS
Plus Code: 9C7RXQHV+9W
Entry Name: Gothic Cottage, 24 Russell Place, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 24 Russell Place, Gothic Cottage, with Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 12 December 1974
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 370949
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30157
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Forth
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1825. Single storey 3-bay piend-roofed gothic cottage. Polished ashlar to front, coursed rubble to sides and rear. Base course, overhanging eaves. Chamfered surrounds to windows and door.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: piend-roofed advanced bay, with doorway flanked by 2 windows set back in veranda formed by flanking stone piers with arch-headed recessed panels, linked by delicate cast iron 2-arched grille; cast-iron tracery at eaves; timber panelled door with decorative fanlight above in chamfered surround, flanked by 2 bipartite gothic windows. Mirrored bays to left and right have stone piers with arch-headed recessed panels to outer sides and hoodmoulded bipartite gothic windows.
Lying-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Diagonally set decorative square-section corniced stacks on ridges,with octagonal cans.
Elegantly detailed early example of a gothic cottage ornee. A group comprises 3 gothic cottages, Nos 22, 23 and 24 Russell Place. The cottages form part of the early 19th century projected development of the lands of Trinity Mains by the lawyer Alexander Scott, shown on Wood's 1826 plan of Leith.
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