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Latitude: 55.9423 / 55°56'32"N
Longitude: -3.2038 / 3°12'13"W
OS Eastings: 324908
OS Northings: 672791
OS Grid: NT249727
Mapcode National: GBR 8LK.JB
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.RWLY
Plus Code: 9C7RWQRW+WF
Entry Name: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 Home Street, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 46-66 (Even Nos) Home Street, 1 and 3 Lochrin Place and 2 and 4 Lochrin Buildings
Listing Date: 1 February 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395124
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47784
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Dunn and Findlay, 1897. 4-storey and attic almost symmetrical tenement block with Jacobean detailing; shops at ground floor and flats above. Polished yellow sandstone ashlar. Cornice band between ground and 1st floor (egg and dart moulding to underside); cill courses at 1st and 2nd floors; eaves cornice. Windows in moulded surrounds, corniced at 1st floor, projecting cills at 3rd. Mansard roof, finialled, pyramidally-roofed central block and finialled slated ogee-roofed corner towers. Dormerheaded windows to attic (segmental pediments to single windows, piend roofs to stone-mullioned bipartites) above eaves cornice, and canted bays with scalloped parapets.
E (HOME STREET) ELEVATION: slightly advanced central block with entrance to tenement stair - timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight in depressed-arched moulded surround with carved Mannerist mask on key-block - in centre at ground, stone-mullioned tripartite windows at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. 5 flanking bays to left, 6 to right; bipartites to 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors to outer right and left bays, with segmental-headed dormer above to left, piend-roofed to right; canted bays with tripartite dormers above in 2nd and 4th bays from left, 3rd and 5th bays from right, alternating with narrow bays with segmental-headed dormers to attic.
Entrances to corner shops in round-arched stop-chamfered surrounds with scrolled key consoles; swept to bowed 3-light windows at 1st and 2nd floors, polygonal at 3rd and attic; decorative carved detail between windows at attic level. Decorative moulded pilasters remain between some shops.
N (LOCHRIN PLACE) AND S (LOCHRIN BUILDINGS) ELEVATIONS: canted bays over shops to W, with piend-roofed bipartite dormers above. 3 bays to E: timber panelled doors to flats with plate glass fanlights in depressed-arched stop-chamfered surrounds; single and bipartite windows regularly disposed above, and segmental-pedimented dormers to attic.
Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Double-corniced stacks (some rebuilt) with circular cans at wallheads (to side elevations) and ridges. Cast-iron gutters and down pipes with some decorative hoppers.
The tenement at 26-44 Home Street, 1 and 3 Lochrin Terrace and 2 and 6 Lochrin Place (listed separately) was designed as a matching pair to this one by the same architects. Designed by Dunn and Findlay for developer James Anderson. Built on the site of Lochrin House and the Lochrin Distillery. A well-designed and executed piece of urban design, which confidently addresses its important site. The flats, intended for the upper end of the rental market, provided spacious accommodation and, as the Dean of Guild drawings show, were intended from the outset to have both flushing toilets and baths.
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