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8 Dell Road

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9085 / 55°54'30"N

Longitude: -3.2561 / 3°15'21"W

OS Eastings: 321574

OS Northings: 669091

OS Grid: NT215690

Mapcode National: GBR 87Y.YG

Mapcode Global: WH6SR.YRNB

Entry Name: 8 Dell Road

Listing Date: 15 April 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371065

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30257

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

John Fraser of Colinton (builder), circa 1811. Single-storey, 3-bay, symmetrical, piend-roofed cottage with tall ashlar wall-head stacks, on sloping site at graveyard. Squared snecked sandstone rubble with tooled dressings and quoins. Central timber panelled door to NW with small-pane fanlight; windows flanking to left and right. Small window to rear with flanking larger windows. 9-pane windows to sides, that to NE in blocked doorway.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Corniced wallhead stacks; squat clay cans. Graded grey slate.

Statement of Interest

A simple, but attractive building standing in a prominent position at the entrance to the cemetery, and between St Cuthbert's Church and the bridge. At www.scran.ac.uk the RCAHMS date the building to about 1811. It was originally the schoolmaster's house for Colinton school, which occupied the building at 2 Woodhall Road (built 1815). There had been an earlier school between the church and the manse, which was demolished in the early nineteenth century due to disrepair. The cemetery occupies the former site of Spylaw Mill, which was demolished in 1916.

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