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Latitude: 55.9451 / 55°56'42"N
Longitude: -3.1964 / 3°11'47"W
OS Eastings: 325373
OS Northings: 673101
OS Grid: NT253731
Mapcode National: GBR 8NJ.0B
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.WT2R
Entry Name: 26 and 28 Lauriston Place, Including Boundary Walls, Railings and Gate
Listing Date: 12 December 1974
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395279
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47889
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1819. 4-storey and basement 4-bay terraced classical tenement, slightly advanced from its neighbours and set back behind small garden. Cream ashlar, channelled to ground, lightly droved above and to basement, rubble to rear. Dividing band between basement and ground and between ground and 1st floors; cill courses to 1st and 3rd; moulded eaves course, raised to sides and centre. Stone steps and platts with cast-iron railings over-arching basement areas to timber panelled doors in round-arched recesses in 1st and 2nd bays to left (umbrella fanlight to No 26). Corniced architraved surrounds to 1st floor windows; projecting cills to 2nd.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Corniced rendered stacks with circular cans to ridge.
BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: low coped ashlar boundary wall with spear-headed cast-iron railings; spear-headed finials to cast-iron gate; pine cone finials to gateposts.
B group comprises Nos 8, 10-14, 16 and 18, 20-24, 26 and 28, 30 and 32, 34 and 36, and 38-44 Lauriston Place. Nos 16-36 were built across the front garden of Mr Keir's 18th century villa (marked on Kincaid's 1784 map of Edinburgh), demolished by 1820. Together they form an imposing ensemble, with advanced and enriched pavilions to centre and ends. Keir Street, Heriot Place and Nos 8-44 Lauriston Place were restored (including the removal of shops built out in the late 19th century in Lauriston Place) by TM Grey for the Lister Housing Co-operative in 1977-81, and awarded Saltire Society and Civic Trust Awards in 1982 and 1983 respectively.
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