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76 Clermiston , Road, Hillwood, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Lanterns

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9481 / 55°56'53"N

Longitude: -3.2795 / 3°16'46"W

OS Eastings: 320191

OS Northings: 673526

OS Grid: NT201735

Mapcode National: GBR 83H.67

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.LRJG

Entry Name: 76 Clermiston , Road, Hillwood, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Lanterns

Listing Date: 11 November 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391392

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44747

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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MacGibbon and Ross, 1872. 3-storey, 3-bay, near-rectangular baronial mansion house. Squared and snecked, bull-faced yellow sandstone; polished sandstone ashlar dividing string courses and cartouche decorations. Rock-faced rusticated quoins; long and short surrounds; crowstepped gables; crenellated parapets.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: machicolated and crenellated circular 3-stage entrance tower; advanced square-plan, shaped-gable porch at ground; roll-moulded central doorway; 2-leaf panelled timber door; single windows to left and right returns. Tower comprises bipartite windows flanking porch at 1st stage; central bipartite oriel window at 2nd stage; cartouche decoration; bipartite window at 3rd stage. Single window at ground to gabled bay to right; bipartite window above; single arched window in gable. Canted tripartite oriel bay window at ground and 1st in bay to left; cartouche decoration; bipartite window at inner left of entrance tower. Single windows in bay to outer left.

N ELEVATION: central bay comprises single window to left and timber door with fanlight to right at ground; single window to left at 1st; single gable window at right to 2nd, breaking eaves. 2 single windows at ground in bay to left; single window at 2nd. Bipartite window at ground to left in bay to right; bipartite window aligned at 1st; single gable window at 2nd, breaking eaves.

W (CLERMISTON ROAD) ELEVATION: central bay comprises 3 pairs bipartite windows at ground; central tripartite window at 1st floor; 3 single openings at 2nd floor; middle opening breaks eaves; '1872' inscribed within gable. Canted oriel window forming pointed arch and bracketed seat at ground in bay to left; tripartite canted window at 1st and 2nd storeys, breaking eaves; octagonal conical turret; ball finial. Quadripartite canted bay window at ground in gabled bay to right; tripartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors.

E ELEVATION: advanced bays to left and centre. At outer left, single windows at ground, 1st floor and gable. Single window at 2nd floor and gable, to left. Tripartite window at ground in centre bay; bipartite window at 1st floor; single windows at ground, 1st and gable storeys to right of centre. Door at ground to left in bay to right; single window aligned at 1st floor; single window at ground, 1st floor and dormer to outer right. Crenellated wall and outhouse to rear.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows with some 4 pane and 6 pane windows; various skylights. Graded grey slate roof; corniced, gablehead stacks; buttressed ridge stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS, GATES AND LANTERNS: coped, squared and snecked sandstone boundary wall flanking vehicular entrance; coped gatepiers, with surmounting lanterns; iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Designed by MacGibbon and Ross, famous for their 5 volume work The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland (1887-92). House is of note for its strong baronial details: a large circular machicolated entrance tower, strongly corbelled oriels and crenellated parapets.

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