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12 and 12a Russell Place, Clairinsh. with Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394110

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46748

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Forth

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Probably attributable to Peddie and Kinnear (on stylistic grounds); a very sophisticated (and expensively executed) example of its type.

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