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Latitude: 55.961 / 55°57'39"N
Longitude: -3.3052 / 3°18'18"W
OS Eastings: 318612
OS Northings: 674986
OS Grid: NT186749
Mapcode National: GBR 24.XFDF
Mapcode Global: WH6SK.6FBL
Entry Name: 562 Queensferry Road, Barnton Hotel
Listing Date: 5 March 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395930
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48508
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Almond
Traditional County: Midlothian
George A Lyle, 1895, with later alterations and additions. Asymmetrical 2-storey and attic hotel (former villa) with barge-boarded dormers and pagoda tower. Squared and snecked stugged cream sandstone with pink ashlar dressings. Bracketed, barge-boarded eaves. Long and short quoins. Tabbed and chamfered surrounds to windows; kingposted gables and segmental-arched windows to attic floor.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern extension to outer left. Recessed, gabled bay to left; projecting tripartite window to ground with timber balcony above; hood-mould to tripartite window to 1st floor. 4-stage tower in 2nd bay from left with entrance to ground floor; modern glazed door in corniced, moulded surround; bracketed pentice roof to window at 1st stage; round-arched windows and stone-bracketed balcony with decorative iron railings to top stage. Recessed bay 2nd from right, extended to ground floor, with tripartite window and timber balcony above; timber dormer to attic. Gabled bay to outer right with quadripartite canted window to ground, bracketed to square at 1st floor.
W ELEVATION: modern extension to ground floor to right. 2 dormers to attic to right, that to left bipartite. Projecting gabled bay to centre with hoodmoulded window to 1st floor. Projecting single-storey 2-bay section to left with finialled polygonal slated corner tower; projecting gabled bay to right with bipartite window; modern porch in re-entrant angle.
E ELEVATION: modern extensions to right and to ground floor to left. 4-bay section to left with dormers to attic.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: ground floor concealed by later extensions. Roof-scape with bracketed gable and attic dormers still visible.
INTERIOR: much altered. Stained glass with vignettes to timber stair
Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Corniced ridge stack. Grey slate roof with red tiles to corners and to tower; decorative terracotta ridge tiles and finials.
Listed as an important landmark on a prominent site at the entrance to the city. Although extended and altered internally, the core of the late 19th century villa remains.
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