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Latitude: 55.9548 / 55°57'17"N
Longitude: -3.1464 / 3°8'47"W
OS Eastings: 328514
OS Northings: 674126
OS Grid: NT285741
Mapcode National: GBR 8ZD.4V
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.MLXB
Entry Name: 2 Piershill Terrace and 9-15 (Inclusive Numbers) Piershill Place
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396557
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49046
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1910. 4-storey, 8 bays to E (Piershill Terrace), 17 bays to N (Piershill Place), baronial tenement block with finialled polygonal towers, alternately pyramidal- and ogee-roofed. Coursed red sandstone. Base course; continuous cornice to ground floor passing over down pipes; cill courses to 1st and 3rd floors. Wallhead stacks , corbelled out at 2nd floor, with small aedicules at 3rd floor. Windows in chamfered surrounds, corniced to 2nd and 3rd floors. Timber-panelled doors to flats in moulded surrounds with broken pediments, alternately triangular and swan-necked.
N (PIERSHILL TERRACE ELEVATION): shops to outer right with parapet above: stop-chamfered piers; key-stoned, depressed arched windows; round-arched door; timber boarded door to flats to centre in pilastered surround with oculus above.
Plate glass in timber sash and case windows and some non-traditional glazing. Steep pitched roof with graded grey slate and red terracotta ridge tiles. Ashlar coped skews. Tall coped stacks (some rendered) with cylindrical clay cans.
BOUNDARY WALL: low coped rubble boundary wall. Remains of original railings flanking door at number 15.
Very prominent tenement on main road between Edinburgh and Portobello, opposite former barracks. Block continues in plainer form to S (Piershill Terrace).
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