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Latitude: 55.9572 / 55°57'25"N
Longitude: -3.171 / 3°10'15"W
OS Eastings: 326982
OS Northings: 674414
OS Grid: NT269744
Mapcode National: GBR 8TD.50
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.8J7H
Entry Name: 29-39 (Odd Numbers) Montrose Terrace
Listing Date: 28 August 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396622
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49060
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1820. Two 3-storey 4-bay plain classical tenements with central stair and shops to ground floor. Coursed ashlar. Base course, band course and cill courses to upper floors; eaves course and blocking course. Timber panelled doors with plate glass fanlights in corniced and pilastered surrounds in 3rd bays from left and right (blind windows above); timber panelled door (to flats) with plate glass fanlight to centre. Later bipartite window to right of central door.
Predominantly plate glass glazing to sash and case windows with some 12-pane glazing. Evidence of working timber panelled interior shutters to some windows. Grey slate; ashlar coped skew. Plain corniced stacks, circular cans.
Part of a good run of unusually detailed early 19th century tenement blocks, in largely unaltered condition, on an important route into central Edinburgh. The street was originally called Norton Place as these tenements were built on land belonging to Baron Norton, whose house stood on the site now occupied by Abbeyhill primary school. Baron Norton was born Hon. Fletcher Norton of Grantley in Yorkshire. He was made Attorney General of England in 1762 and elevated to the Peerage in 1782. He later moved to Edinburgh, where he was Baron of the Exchequer for 44 years, until his death in 1820.
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