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Latitude: 55.9468 / 55°56'48"N
Longitude: -3.2193 / 3°13'9"W
OS Eastings: 323951
OS Northings: 673312
OS Grid: NT239733
Mapcode National: GBR 8HH.DQ
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.JS7G
Entry Name: 9 Rosebery Crescent, Including Railings
Listing Date: 10 December 1964
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396426
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48909
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
John Chesser, later 19th century. 3-storey with basement, 3-bay plain classical house with 3-light canted bay. Polished, coursed, sandstone ashlar, droved at basement. Base course; cill course to 1st and 2nd floors; cornice; blocking course; corniced doorpiece comprising abbreviated pilasters flanking margin-framed doorway.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: door and fanlight beneath platt to bay to centre at basement; light to each face of canted bay at left, all floors; window at bay to right, all floors; panelled timber door with rectangular fanlight to doorpiece to centre at ground; window at floors above.
2-pane (to ground) and multi-pane (to upper floors) timber sash and case windows. Concealed roof; coped, rendered stack at right with tall cylindrical cans; cast-iron rainwater goods.
RAILINGS: fleur-de-lys iron railings to oversailing entrance platt and, set in coping, to street.
Part of New Town A-Group. Seemingly the work of John Chesser, although the street as a whole was originally conceived as the southern entrance to Grosvenor and Lansdowne Crescents, the overall scheme of which was devised by Robert Matheson. The quality of stone in this building, indeed, has more in common with the adjacent corner of Matheson's 12-21 Lansdowne Crescent, which may indicate a date close to 1865. Matheson was the Surveyor of Works in Scotland and had purchased the West Coates estate in 1860 as an investment. Chesser was the Superintendent of Works to Heriot's Trust.
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