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Latitude: 55.941 / 55°56'27"N
Longitude: -3.2029 / 3°12'10"W
OS Eastings: 324963
OS Northings: 672650
OS Grid: NT249726
Mapcode National: GBR 8LK.QS
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.SX0X
Entry Name: 3-5 (Inclusive Nos) Glengyle Terrace Including Railings
Listing Date: 23 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394409
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47029
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
David McGibbon, 1867-70. 4-storey and basement 6-bay block of tenement flats. Polished ashlar. Band courses at door-height and cill levels; eaves cornice; carved rosette motif to band under eaves. Bracketed windows in moulded surrounds; slightly battered at 3rd floor; stone mullions to bipartites; chip carving decoration. Doors and windows alternate at ground floor; stone steps and platts over-arching basement areas; timber panelled doors with plate glass fanlights in moulded surrounds. Bipartites in outer bays; single windows to 4 inner bays.
RAILINGS: spear-headed cast-iron railings on low stone coped wall to basement area and steps.
Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Rendered stacks at wallhead (splayed) and ridge.
B group comprises Nos 1 and 2 Glengyle Terrace, 40-44 Leven Street, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 Glengyle Terrace and Nos 14-16 Leven Terrace. Built on the grounds of Villafield House (shown on Kirkwood 1817 etc), these buildings occupy an important and sensitive situation, bordering Bruntsfield Links. Designed somewhat in the manner of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, but also reflecting MacGibbon's interest in contemporary French architecture, (although described by 'The Builder' as 'in the usual style, flat though unfortunately not unprofitable) they are strongly articulated and finished to a very high standard. Similar terraces, less expensively executed, continue along Leven Terrace and into Brougham Place and Valleyfield Street.
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