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Latitude: 55.9566 / 55°57'23"N
Longitude: -3.1721 / 3°10'19"W
OS Eastings: 326912
OS Northings: 674352
OS Grid: NT269743
Mapcode National: GBR 8SD.Y6
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.7JQY
Entry Name: 1 and 3 Montrose Terrace, Stag and Turret Public House with Retaining Walls, Steps, Railings and Gate
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396621
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49059
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1880 incorporating earlier fabric to rear. 2-storey (3-storey to rear), triangular plan, 9-bay public house built on sloping ground. Scots Baronial detailing with finialled fish-scale-slated circular tower to S corner. Random rubble, rendered and painted to SE elevation. Segmental- and triangular-headed dormers to 1st floor.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: ground floor bays divided by pilasters supporting freize and cornice. Irregular fenestration to ground; . 2-leaf timber panelled door and single timber panelled door. Decorative dormers breaking eaves, that to right based on one at Maybole Castle, Ayrshire (see Notes). Central dormer-head containing decorative device of roses and Holyrood stag's head. Crowstepped gable adjoining tower to outer left; corbelled out crenellated feature with gun loop.
TOWER: corbelled out from 1st floor. 3 windows; cill course. Panelled band with rosettes above ball mouldings and below eaves.
W ELEVATION: 3 storeys; mainly older fabric. Irregularly fenestrated. 3 triangular- and segmental-headed dormers breaking eaves.
N ELEVATION: crowstepped M-gable. Irregularly fenestrated
Graded grey slate. Chamfered corniced stack to S and plain wall-head stack to N. Some small-pane glazing to ground; mixture of non-traditional and timber sash and case windows elsewhere.
RETAINING WALLS, STEPS RAILINGS AND GATE: flight of 7 stone steps, random rubble boundary wall and gate pier with ball and finial cast-iron gate to NE. 2 flights of stone steps to S; random rubble retaining walls with shaped skews surmounted by ball and finial railings.
Victorian Pub-front incorporating eighteenth century and possibly earlier fabric. An illustration of the Maybole castle dormers is on p501 of David MacGibbon and Thomas Ross's DOMESTIC AND CASTELLATED ARHITECTURE, VOL III. (first published 1887-1892).
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