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78-79 Angle Park Terrace (Former Fire Station)

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9377 / 55°56'15"N

Longitude: -3.2253 / 3°13'30"W

OS Eastings: 323557

OS Northings: 672305

OS Grid: NT235723

Mapcode National: GBR 8GL.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH6SS.F0DX

Entry Name: 78-79 Angle Park Terrace (Former Fire Station)

Listing Date: 23 November 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395676

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48283

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Robert Morham, 1894-1900. Asymmetrical single storey and attic 7-bay former fire station with swept roof, barge-boarded eaves and 3 finialled gables to street; single bay gabled building to outer right. Squared and snecked bull-faced red sandstone with polished dressings. Base course; bracketed eaves cornice. Long and short quoins. Timbered panels in gables.

NW (ANGLE PARK TERRACE) ELEVATION: gabled building to outer right with 2-leaf door. Full-height glazed timber doors to 2 bays to outer right. 2 slightly projecting gabled bays to centre; date (1895) in gable to left; segmental-arched tripartite window to right and door to left. Canted window in chamfered surroiund in gabled bay to left. Tripartite opening in wall to outer left.

Small-pane glazing to windows. Cast-iron down pipes with decorative hoppers. Greenish slates (tiles to rear). Terracotta ridge tiles. Corniced ashlar chimney stalk to rear gable with circular can.

Statement of Interest

Nicely detailed purpose-built little building, constructed on steeply sloping narrow site (which appears as a stone depot on the 1896 OS map) adjoining the Caledonian Railway line; one of the petitioners was the Caledonian Railway Company. It was designed by Morham just before he built the Lauriston Place Fire Station.

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