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102 Lower Granton Road, Wardie Hotel, with Yard Wall and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.98 / 55°58'48"N

Longitude: -3.2161 / 3°12'58"W

OS Eastings: 324212

OS Northings: 677003

OS Grid: NT242770

Mapcode National: GBR 8J3.1T

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.KYQJ

Entry Name: 102 Lower Granton Road, Wardie Hotel, with Yard Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 25 February 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394096

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46739

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Forth

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

1881, reworking and extension of earlier fabric. 2-storey, 6-bay Jacobean-detailed hotel with attic storey. Squared and snecked pale sandstone with polished dressings; central 3 bays ashlar with cornice and blocking course. Stone mullions and transoms.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: outer bays advanced, with 2-storey balustraded canted windows and curvilinear gables topped by ornate ball finials. 4-light windows to left, 3-light to right; corniced windows in gableheads, bipartite to left, single to right. Entrance in less advanced 2nd bay from left, with timber panelled door, plate glass fanlight and shoulder-arched door frame; window above with horizontal stone mullion. 3 central bays to right have Doric pillared loggia (filled in later and containing door to bar at left); 3 windows above, outer 2 single, inner double; tall dormers with finialled curvilinear gableheads. Later single storey extension to W.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: coursed sandstone rubble; metal fire escape to later extension in roof to W.

Grey slate roofs; ornamental wrought-iron cresting on ridge. Coped stone stacks with polished quoins; octagonal cans.

YARD WALL AND GATEPIERS: coursed rubble, stone-coped wall curves up to meet gatepier at left; ashlar gatepiers with ball finials on conical caps.

Statement of Interest

Mapwork and consultation with Edinburgh) confuse an apparently straightforward building history for this property. The building, with right-hand projecting bay, is clearly there on 1853 OS map, but on the 1896 OS the left bay does not appear to be there. EDINBURGH says it has 'a nicely detailed baronial extension by Reid and Forbes, 1935,' but there is no ground on which this could have been built, nor any sign of demolition; certainly it is no longer there.

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