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16 Edinburgh Road

A Category C Listed Building in Almond, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9897 / 55°59'23"N

Longitude: -3.3922 / 3°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 313248

OS Northings: 678292

OS Grid: NT132782

Mapcode National: GBR 20.VRVN

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.VQV2

Entry Name: 16 Edinburgh Road

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386291

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40367

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: West Lothian

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17th century; rebuilt later 20th century. 2-storey, 2-bay dwelling house. Rubble; flush margins.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: recessed door in right bay; window above; very small flanking window. Window in left bay at ground and 1st floors. 2 large rooflights.

E ELEVATION: adjoining building.

S ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

W ELEVATION: adjoining building.

Modern 12-pane sash and case windows. Pantiled roof; no skews.

Statement of Interest

The lower proportions of this dwelling house, in contrast of its neighbours, suggests that it slightly predates them because when 2-storey dwelling houses were first being built in the late 17th century it was common to build a first floor of slightly smaller height than the ground floor. Only towards the end of the century were floors of equal height built. In the recent restoration of the house the roof was pantiled; pantiles were the first types of tiling to be used to replace thatching, slate was used later.

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