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Car Showroom, 1-2 Russell Road, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9453 / 55°56'43"N

Longitude: -3.2333 / 3°13'59"W

OS Eastings: 323072

OS Northings: 673160

OS Grid: NT230731

Mapcode National: GBR 8DJ.K8

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.9TLM

Plus Code: 9C7RWQW8+4M

Entry Name: Car Showroom, 1-2 Russell Road, Edinburgh

Listing Name: Roseburn Terrace/ Street, Car Showrooms

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396430

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48912

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Thomas Greenshields Leadbetter and J McLellan Fairley, 1896. Polygonal asymmetrical corner block, 2-storey and attic to corner of Roseburn Street and Terrace, other blocks single storey and attic, with polygonal tower to NW and pedimented, round-arched vehicle entrance to SW; built round covered, top-lit court. Bull-faced red sandstone with cream sandstone dressings. String course between ground and 1st floors. Long and short quoins. Tabbed surrounds to windows.

N (ROSEBURN TERRACE) ELEVATION: much altered at ground floor. Polygonal tower to outer right; weathervane to facetted, conical, slated roof.

NW (ROSEBURN STREET) ELEVATION: 3 bays. Modern glazing to ground floor. 2 windows breaking eaves with finialled, pedimented dormerheads.

SW (RUSSELL ROAD) ELEVATION: 3-storey gabled bay to left with modern glazing to ground floor. Gabled dormer breaking eaves at 2nd bay from left. Single storey linking section to centre: pedimented bay to left with roll-moulded, round-arched vehicle entrance (modern glazing); gabled bay to right with timber-boarded door in roll-moulded surround; former loft door above.

S ELEVATION: external metal stair to door at 1st floor; battered wallhead stack to left; finialled, pedimented dormer breaking eaves to right.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows. Grey slates; red ridge tiles; kneelered stone skews. Corniced stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

The polygonal tower on a prominent corner site gives this building landmark importance on the entrance to the city from the W. Built for Robert Usher, distiller, as coach-house and stables, with hay-loft and flats above.

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