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7, 8, 9, 16 and 17 Cramond Village

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9796 / 55°58'46"N

Longitude: -3.3004 / 3°18'1"W

OS Eastings: 318949

OS Northings: 677055

OS Grid: NT189770

Mapcode National: GBR 24.W8GQ

Mapcode Global: WH6SC.8YLV

Entry Name: 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17 Cramond Village

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394653

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47284

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1780 - 90; recast and converted by Ian Lindsay & Partners, 1959 - 61. 4 plain vernacular 2 storey houses forming terrace stepped down towards sea. Predominantly 3-bay; No 9: 4-bay with single pend entry to ground in bay to outer right. Rectangular-plan; near-symmetrical disposition of openings. Whitewashed harl; continuous eaves course; painted surrounds to openings; boarded timber doors; plain surrounds at rear with projecting cills.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: single doors to each property centred at ground (single door off-set to left of centre No 9); regularly fenestrated at both floors in remaining bays.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: sloping whitewashed rubble wall divides Nos 7 and 8 from remainder. Single doors at ground in central bays; single windows a-symmetrically disposed at ground and 1st floors; some painted surrounds, remainder plain with projecting cills.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to both elevations. Machine-made red pantile roofs with raised skews. Harled apex stacks to each property; precast concrete copes; circular cans; single harled ridge stack to centre No 9; concrete cope; single terracotta can.

INTERIORS: not seen 1996.

Statement of Interest

Cramond A Group. Part of an industrial community built for workers in the mills on the River Almond, Nos 7 - 17 played a key role in the Cramond restoration project carried out by Ian Lindsay & Partners between 1959 and 1961 (commissioned by Edinburgh Corporation). As can be seen at Newhaven (a scheme executed by Lindsay & Partners a decade later), the precedents set here were highly influential. Note the whitewashed harl, machine-made red pantiles and timber sash and case windows - features common to both projects. Despite an element of standardisation and complete internal conversion, the vernacular of the Scottish fishing/industrial village has been retained and the original character preserved (compare with Cross Wynd, Falkland or St Monance, Fife - both of which were recorded by Lindsay). His work at Cramond is acknowledged as an early and relatively successful attempt to restore the architectural core of a village in decline.

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