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11 Kinellan Road, St Leonards Including Summerhouse

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9487 / 55°56'55"N

Longitude: -3.2509 / 3°15'3"W

OS Eastings: 321976

OS Northings: 673553

OS Grid: NT219735

Mapcode National: GBR 88H.Z2

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.1R61

Entry Name: 11 Kinellan Road, St Leonards Including Summerhouse

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396364

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48891

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

1867, with alterations and additions, Robert Lorimer, 1912. 2-storey asymmetrical gabled villa, 2 bays to E of 1867, 2 bays to W (extended to L-plan to rear), 1912. Squared and snecked bull-faced sandstone. Bracketed eaves. Stone skews and kneelered skewputts to gables.

S ELEVATION: entrance in recessed bay with rock-faced long and short quoins to outer right: timber-boarded door; blank heraldic panel with date (1867) above. Slightly advanced gabled bay with weathervane to centre with piend-roofed 2-storey canted window. Gableheaded windows breaking eaves to 3 other bays.

W ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to right with diagonally-set chimney stalk, canted bay with shaped parapet to ground and modern window above. Gabled bay 2nd from left with modern conservatory adjoining.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: gable end of W extension to right. Modern flat-roofed garage adjoining at ground floor to centre. Round-arched window to stair at left.

INTERIOR: timber-panelled vestibule; timber handrail with turned balusters to stair. Timber panelling and marble chimneypieces to dining and drawing rooms.

SUMMERHOUSE: situated to W of house. 3-sided rubble building with slated (Lorimer specified 'old Forfarshire slates') mono-pitch roof and 2 windows with small leaded panes.

4-pane glazing to 1867 block, small-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to Lorimer addition; piend-roofed dormers to attic. Graded grey slates. Corniced apex, wallhead and ridge stacks.

Statement of Interest

In addition to Lorimer's drawings of 1912, plans in the NMRS by John Watherston show the original house and an extension in similar style by Watherston. Lorimer's extension was built for William R Macmillan to accommodate drawing room, new kitchen, day and night nurseries etc. Lorimer also added the kneelered skews to the gables of the original block. Dean of Guild plans show that the summerhouse was also designed by Lorimer.

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