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Granton Tavern, 160 Lower Granton Road, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9807 / 55°58'50"N

Longitude: -3.2231 / 3°13'23"W

OS Eastings: 323775

OS Northings: 677091

OS Grid: NT237770

Mapcode National: GBR 8G3.MK

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.GXDZ

Plus Code: 9C7RXQJG+7P

Entry Name: Granton Tavern, 160 Lower Granton Road, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 160 Lower Granton Road, the Granton Tap

Listing Date: 28 November 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371022

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30215

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200371022

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Forth

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Pub

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Circa 1840 with mid 20th century addition to W and late 20th century pub front. 2-storey, L-shaped, classical style public house with moulded pediment to principal elevation. Coursed, tooled sandstone (less finely coursed to rear) with ashlar dressings.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 7 bays (grouped 3-2-1-1); timber pub front with dentilled cornice to ground floor between 3rd and 5th bays: entrance with flanking windows; single window above; 3 windows to left, single window to right to each floor; single window above. Slightly projecting bay with moulded pediment and V-jointed quoins to right; central entrance with long and short surrounds; architraved window above. Mid 20th century addition with ashlar cornice to far right; central entrance with window above.

S ELEVATION: rear wing projects to far left; main block slightly wider at re-entrant angle. Steel fire escape to far right bay.

W ELEVATION: adjoins mid-20th century rendered extension to former Granton Hotel.

12- and 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs, piended to main block. Ashlar ridge stack with moulded cornice to west of main block and similar wallhead stack to E end; single round can.

INTERIOR: pub interior modernised, open-plan.

BOUNDARY WALL: small section of coursed sandstone wall with ashlar coping adjoins moulded ashlar gatepier at entrance to former stables at 157 Lower Granton Road.

Statement of Interest

Erected as 'Tap Room' (public bar) of the adjacent Granton Hotel to which it was connected by the Duke of Buccleuch, who was developing a new harbour opposite. Part of it was originally incorporated with the stables.

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