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57 and 59 Lochend Road and 1,2,3,17 Qnd 18 Upper Hermitage, Telford College Lochend Annexe with Gates, Railings, Gatepiers and Overthrow

A Category C Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9669 / 55°58'0"N

Longitude: -3.1642 / 3°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 327429

OS Northings: 675488

OS Grid: NT274754

Mapcode National: GBR 8V8.KJ

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.C9H1

Entry Name: 57 and 59 Lochend Road and 1,2,3,17 Qnd 18 Upper Hermitage, Telford College Lochend Annexe with Gates, Railings, Gatepiers and Overthrow

Listing Date: 15 January 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371178

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30330

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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1869 with later addition. 2-storey, near-U-plan, gabled former school. Squared and snecked sandstone, ashlar margins and bull-face quoins. Stop-chamfered lintels, dividing band course to principal elevation.

PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 12-bay. Symmetrical 9-bay block and 3-bay, sympathetic later addition to right. Symmetrical bays comprised of gabled centrepiece with round-arched door flanked by side lights and 1st floor bipartite, shield in gablehead, flanked by single windows and with slightly advanced 3-window broader gabled bays to outer sections, each with blank panel in gableheads. Bays to right with lower gable slightly advanced to outer right with canted window at ground and bipartite above, and door and window to left with 2 windows above at 1st floor.

REAR ELEVATION: piend-roofed stair tower advanced at centre and breaking eaves with round-arched, border-glazed window; door and window flanking each side at ground and bipartites at 1st floor. Wings advanced from outer bays.

WINGS TO REAR: long, gabled wings extending to rear containing classrooms, irregular fenestration with 1st floor bipartite windows occasionally breaking eaves in flat-roofed dormerheads.

4-pane timber (some plate glass) sash and case windows. Grey slates; louvred triangular vents. Barge boarded eaves, overhanging with timber brackets and exposed rafters. Wallhead and gablehead stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

GATES, RAILINGS, GATEPIERS AND OVERTHROW: squared rubble, ashlar coped dwarf wall supporting later iron railings along principal elevation. Spearhead 2-leaf, iron gates to principal drive and single pedestrian gate to centre, each flanked by large ashlar gatepiers with chamfered arrises and corniced caps (1 missing from left driveway pier). Decorative scrolled iron overthrow to pedestrian gate supporting pendant, glazed lantern.

Statement of Interest

Built as Leith Ragged Industrial School, latterly used by Telford College as an annexe. Not to be confused with the former Leith Academy Secondary School Lochend Annexe, which is listed separately.

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