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Latitude: 55.9524 / 55°57'8"N
Longitude: -3.2455 / 3°14'43"W
OS Eastings: 322321
OS Northings: 673963
OS Grid: NT223739
Mapcode National: GBR 8BF.2Q
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.3NS5
Entry Name: 1-48 (Inclusive Nos) Ravelston Garden
Listing Date: 17 May 1991
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 371072
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30264
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield
Traditional County: Midlothian
Andrew Neil and Robert Hurd, 1935-36. 3 white-harled International Style blocks of flats. 4-storey, butterfly-plan with paired long balconies, small-paned metal-framed glazing (some flats re-glazed, retaining original pattern) and roof gardens. Low oblong wings to each side, with small-paned, metal-framed glazing bands. 1930s detailing to interiors: curved, double-flighted main stairs with streamlined metal balustrades, doors with port-hole openings; also lifts. Service and servants' access between wings at sides, away from main entrances.
Originally known as the Jenners flats, after the managing agents. Thought to be the work of Neil rather than Hurd. Robert Hurd claimed to be aiming for the essential character of 17th century Scots architecture, stripped of its period details. Some steel-framed windows were replaced by PVC equivalents during repainting in 1989.
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