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9-11 (Inclusive Nos) Glengyle Terrace, Including Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9411 / 55°56'27"N

Longitude: -3.2021 / 3°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 325010

OS Northings: 672655

OS Grid: NT250726

Mapcode National: GBR 8LK.WS

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.SXCW

Entry Name: 9-11 (Inclusive Nos) Glengyle Terrace, Including Railings

Listing Date: 23 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394411

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47031

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

David McGibbon, 1867-70. Slightly advanced 4-storey and basement 6-bay block of tenement flats with 5-storey canted outer bays. Polished ashlar. Band courses at door-height and cill levels of 1st and 3rd floors; mutuled eaves cornice. Channelled quoins to 3 upper stories. Bracketed windows in moulded surrounds, corniced at 1st floor; slightly battered at 3rd floor; 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 with consoled cornices. Panelled aprons to 1st floor windows; 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. Similar terraces, less expensively executed, continue along Leven Terrace and into Brougham Place and Valleyfield Street.

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