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Cottage, Northern Lighthouse And Buoy Depot, 20 West Harbour Road, Granton, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9818 / 55°58'54"N

Longitude: -3.2287 / 3°13'43"W

OS Eastings: 323432

OS Northings: 677220

OS Grid: NT234772

Mapcode National: GBR 8F3.H5

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.CXS4

Plus Code: 9C7RXQJC+PG

Entry Name: Cottage, Northern Lighthouse And Buoy Depot, 20 West Harbour Road, Granton, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 20 West Harbour Road, Including Rear Outbuildings

Listing Date: 16 September 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392619

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45659

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200392619

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Forth

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Later 19th century. Single storey, symmetrical, 3-bay, square-plan cottage built as part of adjacent lighthouse yard complex. Painted ashlar (yellow, 1997) with brick outbuildings. Painted stone base course; stone sills to windows.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance with rectangular fanlight and 4-panel timber door (formerly 2-leaf, now 1-leaf); flanking windows.

S ELEVATION: 3 windows (central one formerly rear entrance). Outbuildings adjoin at right angles to right.

E ELEVATION: adjoins single storey warehouse.


REAR OUTBUILDINGS: 2-bay painted brick lean-to section built at right angles along side of adjacent warehouse to rear (S); 3 boarded timber doors of varying dimensions (one partially glazed); single window between 1st and 2nd doors and to far right. Coped skewputt to S, where it adjoins outbuildings at 22 West Harbour Road.

Modified brick wall with concrete coping encloses square back yard of cottage.

Mainly 4 and 8-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roofs to cottage and storage block. 4 polychromatic coped brick wallhead stacks: 2 each to E and W sides of cottage (those to E have been rendered); round cans.

INTERIOR: not inspected (1997).

Statement of Interest

Built as part of 'Northern Lighthouse Stores and Buoy Yard'. The cottage was probably for the keeper of the yard. Listed as part of complex, which has remained largely unaltered and is still in use by the Northern Lighthouse Board as an engineering, storage and testing facility (1997).

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