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Warriston Gardens, Railway Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Inverleith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9697 / 55°58'10"N

Longitude: -3.2006 / 3°12'2"W

OS Eastings: 325160

OS Northings: 675836

OS Grid: NT251758

Mapcode National: GBR 8M7.5J

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.T62X

Entry Name: Warriston Gardens, Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 25 February 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394123

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46758

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Inverleith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Grainger and Miller, circa 1840. Monumental bridge over former Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway (now cycle track). Bull-faced coursed sandstone (stugged to parapet), radially treated in spandrels. Depressed-arched bridge, flanked by chanelled pilasters with entablatures continued as ashlar-coped parapet to roadway. Level of track considerable raised under bridge.

Statement of Interest

Grainger and Miller's plan shows the railway coming from Waverley (via the Scotland Street Tunnel), passing under the back gardens of Nos 3-9 York Road (then known as Tower Park Cottage, Trinity Villa and Myrtle Bank), under Lennox Row and continuing directly to the Chain Pier, which was to be made into a harbour with dry dock, wet dock and break-water. In fact, after passing through the tunnel and under Lennox Row, the railway as built (for the Perth and Dundee Railway Company) curved round to Granton harbour, and the extensions to the Chain Pier were not built. An associated plan drawn up by George Angus shows the already existing houses in the path of, and immediately bordering the path of the proposed railway (including Grecian Cottage and Seaforth Cottage in Lennox Row and the three Gothic Cottages in Russell Place), and is annotated with 'deteriorations' in value to these houses. A plan of 1845 by Thomas Grainger shows a planned 'extension' running from the line of the railway to the Chain Pier.

Up-graded C(S) to B 17/10/01.

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