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1-48 (Inclusive Nos) Ravelston Garden

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371072

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30264

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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