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Corstorphine Road, 1-5 (Inclusive Nos) Downie Terrace Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.942 / 55°56'31"N

Longitude: -3.2672 / 3°16'1"W

OS Eastings: 320947

OS Northings: 672833

OS Grid: NT209728

Mapcode National: GBR 85K.PF

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.SXC4

Entry Name: Corstorphine Road, 1-5 (Inclusive Nos) Downie Terrace Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 11 November 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391409

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44761

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Late 19th century. 2-storey and basement, 10-bay, near rectangular plan gabled terrace of houses; attached coachhouse to outer right with bartizan. Stugged and snecked sandstone to Nos 1-4; harl to No 5; painted ashlar dressings. Painted margins to Nos 1-4; quoins; long and short surrounds; hoodmoulds and label stops in mullioned and transomed ground windows at Nos 1-4; gables to windows at Nos 1-4; wrought finials; heavy consoled balconies over doorways in Nos 1-4; decorative heavy square finials.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: single window and roll-moulded entrance doorway in bay to outer left; fanlight; single window at 1st floor. Tripartite window with hoodmould over, in gabled bay at ground; 2 single windows at 1st floor. Roll moulded entrance doorway at ground in 2 bays left of centre; fanlight only in bay to left; single windows at 1st floor. Tripartite windows at ground; 2 single windows at 1st floor in large gabled bays to centre and right of centre. Roll-moulded doorway at ground; single window at 1st floor in bay to right. Coachhouse at outer right comprises coach arch infilled with picture window to left at ground; round-arched entrance doorway to right; scrolled pediment. Dividing string course. 2 single arched windows at gable; half- timbering; small castellated parapet to left; water tabling; narrow parapet beneath gable; square bartizan to right; arched light; ogee roofed turret.

2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; coped apex stacks, sandstone to Nos 1-4, brick to No 5; moulded cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low mutual dividing walls between properties.

Statement of Interest

An unusual Victorian house fronting Corstorphine Road. Of particular interest is the coach-house to the W with its Tudor-style half- timbering.

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