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Latitude: 55.9563 / 55°57'22"N
Longitude: -3.1719 / 3°10'18"W
OS Eastings: 326929
OS Northings: 674317
OS Grid: NT269743
Mapcode National: GBR 8TD.0B
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.7KV5
Entry Name: 1-4 (Inclusive Numbers) Abbey Mount and 2 Montrose Terrace
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396608
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49048
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
1887. 5-storey corner tenement, 3 bays, bowed and balustraded, to Montrose Terrace, 5 bays to Abbeymount. Shops and public house with advanced front at ground-floor. Prominent wallhead stacks with fluted freizes. Coursed sandstone with polished red sandstone dressings. Cill courses to 1st and 2nd floors, and broken cill courses to 3rd and 4th floors. Long and short quoins. Chamfered, roll-moulded surrounds to all openings.
SW (ABBEYMOUNT) ELEVATION: wallhead stacks to centre and left, that to left corbelled out at 3rd floor. 2 shops to right at ground floor; large plate glass windows and recessed half-glazed doors with plate glass fanlights. Wider entrance between shops with plain cast-iron gates and decorative wrought-iron cresting; 2-leaf timber panelled door behind. Timber panelled door to flats at left with small-pane glazed fanlight. 2-leaf timber panelled door to pub at left. Bipartite windows to outer right with ball-finialled dormerhead breaking eaves above. 3-bay section to outer right with pedimented windows to 1st floor, corbelling and machicolation to3rd and 4th floors; decorative parapet with ball-finialled, bracketed triangular pediment above. Decorative panel to outer left with roll-moulded frame and embossed lettering, reading ABBEY MOUNT.
NW (MONTROSE TERRACE) ELEVATION: 2-bay canted section, corbelled to bow at 4th floor; machicolated balustraded parapet with decorative canon spouts Single bay to left with wallhead stack corbelled out from first floor; roll-moulded, pedimented panel to stack bearing date, 1887. Entrance to pub to outer right with 2-leaf timber panelled door.
Predominantly 8-pane glazing to upper sashes and 2-pane glazing lower in timber sash and case windows to 3rd an 4th floors. Predominantly uPVC windows to 1st and 2nd floors, emulating original glazing pattern. Graded grey slate roof. Asymmetrical crowstepped gables flanking corniced wallhead stacks; the two to Abbeymount elevation having polygonal ends. Circular clay cans.
Idiosyncratic tenement in very prominent and important position at the cross-roads of Regent Road, Abbeymount, Montrose Terrace, Easter Road and Carlton Terrace Brae.
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