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23 Edinburgh Road, Seals Craig Hotel

A Category C Listed Building in Almond, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9899 / 55°59'23"N

Longitude: -3.3922 / 3°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 313248

OS Northings: 678313

OS Grid: NT132783

Mapcode National: GBR 20.VRVL

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.VPVX

Entry Name: 23 Edinburgh Road, Seals Craig Hotel

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386286

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40362

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Later 18th century; substantially remodelled 1870; restaurant extension added by Peddie & McKay, 1956. Narrow site, 3-storey baronial hotel. Square and snecked rubble; painted ground floor; ashlar dressings, some painted.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: entrance door with short forestair and adjoining window; single window at 1st and 2nd floors above. Slim light in left bay at ground. Splayed SW corner with crowstepped gable; entrance door; bipartite windows with cusped heads at 1st and 2nd floors above; single trefoil window at attic.

N ELEVATION: large window in centre at 1st floor; single window in left bay at 2nd floor; small window at attic above. Modern extension.

E ELEVATION: modern extension at ground floor. Large canted bay at 1st floor rising into smaller 2nd floor bay; attic window above. Bipartite in right bay at 1st and 2nd floors; attic window above. Square turret corbelled out at 2nd floor SE angle.

S ELEVATION: single window in left bay at 1st and 2nd floors; central window at attic. Single storey flat-roofed extension with port-holes adjoining to outer right.

Variety of glazing patterns. Slate roof; crowstepped skews; rubble stacks at gable ends; S stack reduced in height.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

Statement of Interest

The hotel occupies a prominent location in the townscape of Queensferry; it rests at the crest of Edinburgh Road marking the old boundary of Queensferry. From the E it is given greater prominence as it is arguably the first building of Queensferry that is seen. Much remodelled in 1870 by addition of baronial details.

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