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134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh Zoo (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland) West Lodge Complex

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9451 / 55°56'42"N

Longitude: -3.2715 / 3°16'17"W

OS Eastings: 320682

OS Northings: 673180

OS Grid: NT206731

Mapcode National: GBR 84J.TB

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.QTBS

Entry Name: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh Zoo (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland) West Lodge Complex

Listing Date: 11 November 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391397

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44751

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

A W Macnaughtan, circa 1891. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay, rectangular lodge, with attached rectangular-plan M-roofed stables and T-plan maintenance block. Red squared and snecked tooled sandstone; stugged and polished ashlar surrounds. Long and short window surrounds.

S (MAIN) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Bipartite mullioned window at ground in advanced crowstepped gabled bay to right; single window with hoodmould at 1st floor; single window at attic. Single window at ground in canted corner to outer right. 3-light oriel window at 1st floor in recessed

3 bay section to left; castellated parapet; gabled dormer at attic. Flanking single windows at ground. Battered base course.

E (ENTRANCE ELEVATION): single step to roll-moulded pedimented doorway at centre; pediment broken by thistle motif. Single window at ground to right. Single window at ground in canted angle to outer left. Pepperpot turret bartizan tower to canted angle at outer right; blind single window within.

E ELEVATION (STABLE BLOCK ENTRANCE): 2-leaf painted timber doors at ground; segmental carriage arch with crenellated parapet; voussoirs; plaque.

E ELEVATION (MAINTENANCE YARD): advanced crowstepped gable at centre; door and fanlight at first. Flanking recessed bays; single timber door with fanlight at outer right.

Timber sash and case windows with 6- and 9- pane glazing to upper sashes. Grey slate piended roof; timber and glass cupola to stable block; corniced wallhead and apex stacks with moulded circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: tongue and groove panelling in ground floor room of West Lodge. White ceramic brick blocks to interior of stables.

Statement of Interest

Currently in use as offices and storage/maintenance site.

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