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15 and 17 Kinellan Road, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.949 / 55°56'56"N

Longitude: -3.2497 / 3°14'58"W

OS Eastings: 322053

OS Northings: 673592

OS Grid: NT220735

Mapcode National: GBR 89G.7X

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.1QSS

Entry Name: 15 and 17 Kinellan Road, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396365

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48892

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century; altered later 19th century. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay rectangular-plan classical villa. Coursed, polished sandstone ashlar to ground; lighter sandstone to 1st floor. Raised terrace at front elevation, with central steps, and 4 advanced pillars to ground, with key-patterned incised panels. String course (forming cornice at rear) between ground and 1st floors; deep eaves with dentilled cornice. Margins to windows; consoled cornices to ground floor of front elevation.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: door offset to left of centre at ground, with tall window flanking at right; tall window to flanking bays; lattice wrought iron work bordering each bay at ground; bipartite window to each bay at 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: corniced canted bay to right at ground of SW elevation, with deepset windows between pilastered jambs; blocked window above. Central glazed porch and entrance door at ground; door at basement beneath; large rectangular window with stone astragals above. Single window in left bay at 1st floor.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: central 2-bay projection; ground floor forms covered passage to door; regular fenestration pattern: bipartite lights at 1st floor; single lights at 2nd floor; all windows have groved frames. Flanking recessed ends; 2 single windows at ground floor; single bipartite above.

SE ELEVATION: 3-storey, 2-bay elevation with 2-storey corniced, canted bay at left, with deepset windows to pilastered jambs; bipartite window (left light blocked) above; single window to basement at centre; pair of closely spaced windows to 2 floors above; altered window to right at basement; bipartite windows to both floors above.

Predominantly timber sash and case glazing; 4-pane casement windows to canted bay at SE. Grey slate piended roof; pair of corniced ridge stacks with modern terracotta cans; cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Substantially altered villa, which nonetheless retains a significant element of its original classical grandeur. Noteworthy Greek key detailing at ground, a characteristic of the work of Thomas Hamilton. Interior subdivided into 3 houses, 1959, and subsequently refurbished.

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