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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
Plus Code: 9C7RWQQF+3V
Entry Name: Fire Station, 79 Angle Park Terrace, 78, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 78-79 Angle Park Terrace (Former Fire Station)
Listing Date: 23 November 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395676
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48283
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
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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