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Latitude: 55.9554 / 55°57'19"N
Longitude: -3.1404 / 3°8'25"W
OS Eastings: 328893
OS Northings: 674184
OS Grid: NT288741
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.XVTZ
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.QKSW
Entry Name: 1 Abercorn Gardens with Boundary Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396546
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49039
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1825 (see Notes). 2-storey and basement, 5 by 3-bay plain piend-roofed classical house (now Public House) with modern extensions to S and W. Ashlar, channelled to ground floor; rubble to rear. Dividing band between ground & first floors; cill course to 1st floor; eaves course and blocking course. Stone steps to replacement doors in centre of N and E elevations. Regularly fenestrated.
Predominantly non-traditional glazing with some plate glass in sash and case windows. Grey slates; plain stacks.
BOUNDARY WALL: low ashlar-coped boundary wall to N and E. Plain cast-iron railings to steps.
Formerly Stuart Street. According to the owner of No 2 Abercorn Gardens, this building and Nos 2 and 3 Abercorn Gardens were part of a failed Second New Town development. Because of the small scale of the early nineteenth century maps, it is difficult to be certain about the date of these buildings. They seem to appear on Greenwood, Fowler and Sharp's 1828 map, but not on James Knox's 1821 map. Buildings do appear in this area on Kirkwood's 1817 map, but they do not seem to be the same ones.
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