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Latitude: 55.9343 / 55°56'3"N
Longitude: -3.2457 / 3°14'44"W
OS Eastings: 322272
OS Northings: 671950
OS Grid: NT222719
Mapcode National: GBR 8BN.16
Mapcode Global: WH6SS.33PJ
Entry Name: Balgreen Road, the Wheatsheaf Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 12 March 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390722
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44034
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Sighthill/Gorgie
Traditional County: Midlothian
Robert Matthew of Lorimer and Matthew, 1934. Single storey and attic, Scottish Arts and Crafts roadhouse. Rendered brick with polished sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; stone cills and surrounds to openings; cornice.
W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Gabled projecting central stair tower with architraved doorway flanking to right and single window to left; 2-leaf timber door; small window at ground to centre; carved boss to cill to strip window rising to eaves above; trade sign suspended from bracket. Tripartite windows in recessed bays to outer left and right; quadripartite box dormers above.
S ELEVATION: central doorway with carved stone panel above; single windows flanking to ground and 1st floors; single window at ground to outer left. Fixed-pane, casement, and sash and case small-pane windows. Grey slate swept piended roof; carved scrolled shoulders to wallhead stack; stone skewputts.
INTERIOR: plain decorative treatment.
GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: circular-section gatepiers in squared rubble sandstone; low coped boundary wall to street, stepped rendered wall to N.
Designed for Robert Russell Hogg as a replacement for his business next to the City Chambers. Originally known as the "English Inn", presumably referring to the form of public house facilities offered rather than its architectural appearance.
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