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Latitude: 55.9467 / 55°56'48"N
Longitude: -3.2363 / 3°14'10"W
OS Eastings: 322883
OS Northings: 673318
OS Grid: NT228733
Mapcode National: GBR 8CH.YR
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.8S4K
Plus Code: 9C7RWQW7+MF
Entry Name: 5 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 1-9 and 9a (Odd Nos) Murrayfield Avenue Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 18 September 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396375
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48894
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield
Traditional County: Midlothian
Duncan Menzies, 1893. 2-storey and attic row of terraced 2-bay Baronial houses with canted bays with crowstepped gables. Coursed polished sandstone ashlar with polished dressings. Base course; band course between ground and 1st floors, corniced at canted bays; cornice at roofline at bay to left and, beneath crenellated parapet, to canted bay at right (vice versa to No 9); stepped skews; alternate segmental and triangular pediments to dormers at left of gables. Margins to 1st floor window, bay at left (bay at right, No 9).
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: doorpiece to bay to left at ground (bay to right, No 9); panelled pilasters containing circular motif flank moulded margins to entrance; fluted volutes to cornice; narrow lights flank panelled timber door with rectangular fanlight; window at 1st floor above; dormer to attic; 2-storey canted bay at right (at left to No 9), with light to each face; bipartite window (converted to single window at Nos 1 and 5) to gable, above parapet of canted bay.
2-pane timber sash and case glazing (4-pane to dormers). Grey slate roof; coped, coursed, polished sandstone ashlar mutual and gablehead stacks with cylindrical cans; cast-iron rainwater goods.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low, coped, coursed sandstone rubble boundary walls to street.
B-Group with 15-25 (odd nos) Murrayfield Avenue and 2-60 (even nos) Murrayfield Avenue. Impressive group of Baronial houses lining wide avenue. Matched by similar block further up the same side, Nos 15-25 (listed separately), and longer terrace opposite, Nos 2-60 (listed separately). This range differs from the others in having different, slightly simpler doorpieces with no nook-shafts.
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