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30 and 32 Primrose Bank Road, Craigforth, with Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9793 / 55°58'45"N

Longitude: -3.2094 / 3°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 324630

OS Northings: 676921

OS Grid: NT246769

Mapcode National: GBR 8K4.D2

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.NZX1

Entry Name: 30 and 32 Primrose Bank Road, Craigforth, with Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 25 February 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394102

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46743

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Forth

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

W N Thomson, 1898. 2-storey 3-bay piend-roofed house (now divided) with idiosyncratic classical details; canted bays and columns on pedestals supporting balcony at 1st floor. Polished cream sandstone ashlar. Dentilled eaves cornice and prominent long and short quoins. Architraved windows.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: balustraded balcony at 1st floor supported on 2 Doric columns on pedestals in centre bay, uniting canted outer ground floor bays with 3-light windows; cill course of canted bays continued as balustraded handrail to base of columns, cornice of canted bays as Doric entablature supporting balcony above; timber panelled door with geometrically ornamented fanlight and side lights in arched opening. 3 windows in lugged surrounds to 1st floor, that above door narrow, with prominent voussoirs; outer windows with dentilled open pediments breaking eaves above

E AND W (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: squared and snecked sandstone; irregular fenestration; additional stairs etc to accommodate entrances to flats etc.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-bay advanced section to left with lean-to extensions etc at ground floor; regular fenestration to 1st floor; slate-hung dormer to attic. Semi-domed bow window to right at ground; 2-light window with stone mullion at 1st; slate-hung canted dormer to attic.

Original ornamental glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows remains in windows in right and central bays of S elevation. Graded grey slates. Ashlar wallhead stacks with dentilled cornices and circular cans.

GATEPIERS, BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low coursed sandstone boundary wall with arched ashlar coping; decorative wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Built for R McDonald. Thomson's offices were at 85 Constitution Street.

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