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Latitude: 55.9574 / 55°57'26"N
Longitude: -3.1669 / 3°10'0"W
OS Eastings: 327238
OS Northings: 674430
OS Grid: NT272744
Mapcode National: GBR 8VC.0Y
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.BJ5C
Entry Name: 12 and 13 Earlston Place with Retaining Wall
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396614
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49052
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Peter L Henderson, 1882. 3-storey and attic, 6-bay tenement block with ogee-roofed octagonal corner turret, and shop (former bank) to ground floor. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings (polished grey and black granite facing to shop). Continuous cornice and fascia to ground floor; cill course to 3rd floor; eaves cornice. Round-arched openings to shop; 2-leaf timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight and brass handles to centre of shop. Timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight in moulded, pilastered surround to right. Bipartite windows and piend-roofed dormer to outer right bay. Curvilinear gable flanking wallhead stack to 2 bays to centre; windows flanked by pilasters corbelled out at 1st and 2nd floors. Canted corner to SW at 2nd floor, window flanked by colonettes; finialled pedimented gable to dormer flanking corner turret.
Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof, gabled. Corniced stacks, cylindrical cans.
RETAINING WALL: W gable continuing down to form retaining wall in adjacent railway cutting.
Forming a pair with the slightly later 14-15 Earlston Place, these tenements form a striking landmark on an important route into Edinburgh. They were built for Miller and Co, who owned the adjacent foundry and the ground floor was originally used as their office.
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