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Gilmerton, the Drum, Gardeners' Cottages

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.908 / 55°54'28"N

Longitude: -3.1225 / 3°7'21"W

OS Eastings: 329921

OS Northings: 668891

OS Grid: NT299688

Mapcode National: GBR 60M3.SZ

Mapcode Global: WH6SV.0RCQ

Entry Name: Gilmerton, the Drum, Gardeners' Cottages

Listing Date: 15 April 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389662

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43252

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19th century gardeners' cottages sited to NE of walled garden. Single storey piended range with lower, slightly later addition (between OS surveys of 1853 and 1893) at rear of No 145 forming L-plan. Rubble with ashlar dressings and render/harl pointing.

NE (FRONT) ELEVATION: main range probably originally single cottage with central door and 2 windows left and right. Outer left opening now door with letterbox fanlight over, also later, smaller window to outer left.

REAR: glazed door to centre, window to left, one opening blocked. Wing to No 145 has canted link in angle with window, door and window to rear.

Boarded timber doors with decorative cast-iron hinges, timber sash and case windows with small-pane glazing.

Grey slates, 2 coped ashlar ridge stacks with simple cornice and moulded thackstane (ornamental), 2 to rear wing similarly detailed.

Statement of Interest

Listed for group value as part of The Drum Estate, forms part of A group with The Drum, East Lodges (In Newton Parish Midlothian), Icehouses, Mercat Cross, Stables, Steading, Walled Garden, West Lodge, Drumbank and North Gatepiers.

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