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47, 49, 51, 53, 55 Lothian Road, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9479 / 55°56'52"N

Longitude: -3.2059 / 3°12'21"W

OS Eastings: 324786

OS Northings: 673415

OS Grid: NT247734

Mapcode National: GBR 8LH.3B

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.QRKN

Plus Code: 9C7RWQXV+4J

Entry Name: 47, 49, 51, 53, 55 Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 47-55 (Odd Nos) Lothian Road

Listing Date: 29 March 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395282

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47893

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Mid 19th century. 3-storey and attic 9-bay plain classical terraced block with shops built out at ground floor. Cream ashlar. Continuous cornice and blocking course above shops; shops to right have 19th century details; timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight in corniced and consoled surround to flats at centre. Regularly fenestrated above; windows in architraved surrounds. Moulded eaves cornice. Slated dormers to attic.

Plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Corniced ashlar stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

On Kincaid's 1784 map Lothian Road is marked as 'New Road' and flanked by fields. A plan similar to what was built for this area, with a square to be known as Orchardfield Square where the Usher Hall now is, marked 'This square is not built but is intended,' is on Ainslie's 1804 map. The Merchant Company adopted William Burn's plan for the Grindlay's Orchardfield estate in 1820. Nos 37-55 Lothian Road were designed during the period when Thomas Hamilton was acting for the Merchant Company. The 1877 OS map shows this block (Lothian Road, Cambridge Street and Castle Terrace) complete.

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