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1 Abercorn Gardens with Boundary Wall and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396546

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49039

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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