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Latitude: 55.9771 / 55°58'37"N
Longitude: -3.2047 / 3°12'16"W
OS Eastings: 324918
OS Northings: 676672
OS Grid: NT249766
Mapcode National: GBR 8L4.BV
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.R145
Entry Name: 12 and 12a Russell Place, Clairinsh. with Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 25 February 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394110
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46748
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Forth
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1864. 2-storey 3-bay gabled house, with 2-storey canted window, pitched-roofed porch, decorative bargeboarding with kingposts and finials to gables. Squared and snecked bull-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings; long and short quions. Base course; projecting dividing course between ground and 1st floor. Tabbed, chamfered window surrounds; long and short quoins.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced bay to left, with 2-storey canted window, corbelled out and swept to square in gable; dividing course carried up as hoodmould over rectangular panel in centre; quatrefoil carving with heraldic device in gable. Door in bracketed and bargeboarded pitched roofed porch with stop-chamfered entrance in centre bay; small window above. 2-light windows with stone mullions at ground and breaking eaves at 1st floor gablehead in right bay.
N AND S (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: prominent quoined stacks; lower 2-storey wing to rear with modern conservatory adjoining ground floor to N, gabled windows breaking eaves to 1st floor.
Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Blue/grey slates (decorative to porch). Corniced ashlar stacks with octagonal cans. Urn-shaped heads to down pipes.
BOUNDARY WALL: ashlar-coped coursed sandstone boundary wall.
Probably attributable to Peddie and Kinnear (on stylistic grounds); a very sophisticated (and expensively executed) example of its type.
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