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Kimmerghame House, Fettes College, Carrington Road, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9615 / 55°57'41"N

Longitude: -3.2285 / 3°13'42"W

OS Eastings: 323401

OS Northings: 674952

OS Grid: NT234749

Mapcode National: GBR 8FB.JG

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.CFV7

Plus Code: 9C7RXQ6C+HH

Entry Name: Kimmerghame House, Fettes College, Carrington Road, Edinburgh

Listing Name: Carrington Road, Fettes College, Kimmerghame House

Listing Date: 17 January 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371031

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30223

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Inverleith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

A F Balfour Paul, 1928. 2-storey and attic residential
block with house master's house incorporated, on rambling
plan, with Elizabethan details. Squared and snecked
sandstone with contrasting ashlar dressings. Base and
string courses. Moulded stone mullions and transoms and
moulded architrave. E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: with doorway
to wing of master's house to right, in advanced gabled
bay; hoodmoulded door and bipartite window above; attic
window in gablehead in pointed arched panel; recessed at
centre; segmental arches to residential block, recessed
at centre; segmental arches and bipartites at 1st floor;
piend-roofed dormer breaking eaves above. Outer bays to left
containing open Hall; 4-centred tripartite hall-window
with hoodmould in gabled bay at centre; narrow windows to
flanks.
S ELEVATION: 4 wide bays of house master's house to left,
bay left of centre advanced and piend-roofed with paired
bipartite windows at ground and 1st floor and breaking
eaves in gabled attic dormer; recessed bay to right of
centre with eaves swept down, bipartite at ground and
stone jettied, mannered gabled oriel breaking eaves above;
"WF" monogram in gablehead; advanced gabled bay to right
with generous fenestration, canted bay at ground and narrow
window in gablehead; ornate stone finial. 4 recessed bays
to right with inner 2 gabled and breaking eaves in
wallhead; bipartites throughout, irregularly disposed and
pointed arch panel to inner bays, bearing carved bee panel
and 'Industrio' W ELEVATION: gabled bay to outer left
with advanced, set-off chimney breast at centre
featuring depressed arch doorway with forestair at
ground and pointed arch panel to attic; fire escape
addition. Piend-roofed boiler house with large louvred
ventilator at apex, projecting at centre, and adjoined to
full-height 5-bay projection of residential block with
canted corners and gablehead above centre bay. Further
gabled bay to outer right with advanced chimney breast.
Grey-green slates to piend and gable roofs. Sash and case
windows with small-pane glazing pattern; geometric lead-
paned window to canted bay of master's house. Piend-
roofed dormer windows. Moulded stacks.
Ashlar coped skews. Some gablet skewputts.
INTERIOR: galleried landing to Hall, with study rooms
leading off. Boarded dado to house master's drawing room;
4-centred stone chimneypiece. Dado height timber cubicle
divisions to dormitories.

Statement of Interest

Named Kimmerghame after the estate of John Swinton. Fettes

College, the East and West Lodges, Glencorse Kimmerghame and

Moredun houses and the college gates and railings, are listed separately.

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