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Latitude: 55.9551 / 55°57'18"N
Longitude: -3.1402 / 3°8'24"W
OS Eastings: 328906
OS Northings: 674151
OS Grid: NT289741
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.XVWC
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.QLW3
Entry Name: 2 and 3 Abercorn Gardens with Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396547
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49040
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1825 (see Notes). 2-storey and basement, 6-bay plain classical terrace of two houses. Ashlar, channelled to ground floor and droved to basements (rubble to rear and sides). Dividing bands between basement & ground and ground & first floors; eaves course; blocking course. Stone steps and platts stepping over basement area. Regularly fenestrated; plain aprons to 1st floor windows. Timber panelled door with border glazed fanlight to outer left (No. 3); modern glazed door with fanlight to outer right (No. 2).
12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows at ground and first floors of No. 3. Non-traditional glazing elsewhere. Pitch, piend; grey slates; stone skews between houses; corniced ridge stack and wall-head stacks; some semicircular cans.
BOUNDARY WALL: low ashlar-coped boundary wall to No.3 only.
Formerly Stuart Street. According to the owner, this terrace was 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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