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37 Ravelston Dykes Road, Wall Incorporating Old Fireplace (1 of 2)

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9525 / 55°57'8"N

Longitude: -3.2562 / 3°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 321655

OS Northings: 673985

OS Grid: NT216739

Mapcode National: GBR 87F.XP

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.YNL3

Entry Name: 37 Ravelston Dykes Road, Wall Incorporating Old Fireplace (1 of 2)

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396423

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48906

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

WALL: 18th century; coped rubble wall; stones re-used from old house.

FIREPLACE: earlier 17th century, Renaissance design: arched recess; tapered pilasters with Ionic capitals; broad cornice above. Sculpture of 2 male heads in recess.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Ravelston Tower, Mary Erskine School (Ravelston House), Dovecot, Entrance Gateway and Boundary Walls, Garden Wall of No 87, Queensferry Road Entrance Gate, ice-houses and 31 & 33 Ravelston Dykes Road. The old tower house at Ravelston was erected by George Foulis, who purchased the estate in 1620. The new mansion house was probably built by Alexander Keith in the late 18th-century; he died in 1792. The fireplace is from the old Tower House. A further section of wall incorporating an old fireplace from the Tower is listed at 87 Ravelston Dykes Road.

Information from former owner suggests that the two carved heads were student artwork from the Edinburgh College of Art purchased in the 1980s and placed within the fireplace.

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