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140 Balgreen Road, Jenners Depository, with Lodge, Garages, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9387 / 55°56'19"N

Longitude: -3.2521 / 3°15'7"W

OS Eastings: 321883

OS Northings: 672451

OS Grid: NT218724

Mapcode National: GBR 88L.RM

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.0ZNN

Entry Name: 140 Balgreen Road, Jenners Depository, with Lodge, Garages, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

Listing Date: 21 November 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390480

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43847

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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J B Dunn, 1925-6, with extension to rear circa 1980. Commercial warehouse in austere classical style, generously fenestrated, with traditional lodge and functional garage block.

DEPOSITORY: H-plan, 5-storey warehouse (with fifth storey as attic).

Red cavity brick, with deep grey brick base course, and painted and concrete floor dividing band courses; reinforced concrete construction with steel-frame. Cornice above 3rd floor, with deep grey brick fascia band above as apron to attic cills,and flush wallhead course. Giantpilasters dividing bays from 1st to 3rd floor, with ground floor treated as classical plinth.

NE ELEVATION: 7-bay with regular fenestration, windows diminishing in size in 3rd floor and attic. Doorway in centre bay at ground with 2-leaf doors and bold keystone above. ?Jenners Depository? in large letters to grey fascia band.

SE ELEVATION: 3 bays at centre recessed with stair/lift tower in taller central bay, breaking eaves in rooftop cap-house; vehicle entrances at ground, in bays flanking centre, swept canopy roof covering entrance recesses, spanning between 2 advanced outer bays each side. Fenestration and detailing otherwise as above, save repetition of ?Jenners? on outer bay fascia bands.

SW ELEVATION: mirror of NE elevation with addition at ground.

NW ELEVATION: mirror of SE elevation, but with ?Store? name in fascia over outer bays.Multi-pane, discreetly 3-part metal windows with opening facility only to central sections. Asphalt and slate swept roofs between store ranges, and flat roofs to ranges.

INTERIOR: not seen 1996. Plans show offices under swept roofs at 1st floor, flanking lift and stair shafts. Concrete floors.

LODGE: James Bow Dunn, 1926-6. Single storey, near-square-plan, pyramidally roofed gate lodge. Harled brick. NW entrance elevation with door at centre, flanked by windows. Windows only to SW and SE elevations; 2 windows and secondary side door flanked by small light to NE elevation.

Small-pane glazing pattern. Boarded doors. Grey slate roof with central, harled stack, stone coped with 4 flues. Plans show intended disposition of principal rooms inside as Scullery, Living Room and

3 Bedrooms.

GATEPIERS, GATES AND RAILINGS: J B Dunn, 1926. Entrance drive to NE of site on Balgreen Road, by Lodge. Channelled stone gatepiers with cornice and ball finials (1 missing). Decorative wrought-iron gates and railed piers to centre. Plainer railings bounding site, to Dunn?s design.

GARAGES: J B Dunn, 1926. Single storey, long rectangular gabled range to S of site. Harled brick. N elevation with run of 6 garage doors. Windows to rear, multi-pane glazing with opening panes to centre of each. Lower toilet block to W end with windows on return and door flanked by high windows to Welevation. Grey slates.

Statement of Interest

A particularly fine and unaltered example of flagship commercial warehouse design, equivalent to Voysey?s Sanderson & Co warehouse, Chiswick, 1902, a colourful landmark on the Edinburgh skyline by Murrayfield stadium. The plans indicate that two lodges were originally conceived flanking the entrance.

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