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6-8 (Inclusive Nos) Glengyle Terrace, Including Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.941 / 55°56'27"N

Longitude: -3.2025 / 3°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 324987

OS Northings: 672649

OS Grid: NT249726

Mapcode National: GBR 8LK.SS

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.SX6X

Entry Name: 6-8 (Inclusive Nos) Glengyle Terrace, Including Railings

Listing Date: 23 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394410

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47030

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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. This block has been stone-cleaned. Similar terraces, less expensively executed, continue along Leven Terrace and into Brougham Place and Valleyfield Street.

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