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2 Dovecot Road, Dovecot Studios of the Edinburgh Tapestry Company

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9393 / 55°56'21"N

Longitude: -3.2819 / 3°16'54"W

OS Eastings: 320025

OS Northings: 672548

OS Grid: NT200725

Mapcode National: GBR 82L.QD

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.KZF7

Entry Name: 2 Dovecot Road, Dovecot Studios of the Edinburgh Tapestry Company

Listing Date: 11 November 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391411

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44763

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Thomas Wallace, 1911. Single storey, 9-bay rectangular plan, near symmetrical Arts and Crafts tapestry studio. Harled; half timbered gables; overhanging bracketed timber eaves; projecting cills.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to advanced gabled 2-bay entrance; panelled timber door to left; fanlight; single window to right. Bays to left comprise advanced gable to outer left; 3 pairs of windows. Bays to right comprise 1 pair of windows; 1 single window to outer right.

N ELEVATION: 4-bay. Gabled studio window in bay to right; recessed panel; flanking windows. Gabled studio window in bay to left; recessed panel.

W ELEVATION: lean-to extension to left comprising single window to outer left; timber door. Flat-roofed open storage space at right. Timber door to outer right; fanlight.

E ELEVATION: single window at ground to left; timber door; single window aligned above.

Painted hopper windows. 6- and 9-pane to S, 8-pane to N. Grey slate pitched roof; coped stacks with moulded octagonal cans flanking gabled entrance porch and to outer left.

INTERIOR: Large open-plan tapestry studio to S with skylights and N facing studio windows.

Statement of Interest

The studios lie to the rear and within the boundary walls containing a 16th century dovecot (see separate list description). On 31 October 1911 Heatley Dickson of the Corstorphine estate granted to the 4th Marquess of Bute an area of ground in Dovecot Road near to but excluding the historic dovecot. The idea of a tapestry workshop to weave tapestries for the Bute family homes, came from the 3rd Marquess who died in 1906.

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