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Crewe Road South, 1, 2, and 3 Avenue Villas with Boundary Wall and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Inverleith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9593 / 55°57'33"N

Longitude: -3.2266 / 3°13'35"W

OS Eastings: 323515

OS Northings: 674715

OS Grid: NT235747

Mapcode National: GBR 8FC.X7

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.DGRV

Entry Name: Crewe Road South, 1, 2, and 3 Avenue Villas with Boundary Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 7 October 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397055

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49516

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Inverleith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century, possibly incorporating earlier fabric. 2-storey 7-bay terrace of 3 houses. Timber panelled doors with 3-pane letterbox fanlights. Random rubble with ashlar dressings; brick relieving arch to E elevation.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Corniced stacks with tall cylindrical cans.

BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: tall stone-coped rubble wall (bowed to SE) surrounds property; spear-headed cast iron railings on ashlar-coped rubble wall separate houses.

Statement of Interest

Avenue villas were previously the farm house for the Comely Bank estate, which belonged to Sir William Fettes. The OS map of 1853 shows that the farm has become a nursery garen, and the farmhouse, already divided in 3, is surrounded by glasshouses. Altered at an early date, Avenue villas are an intersting survival, telling the story of the area's rural past, on the periphery of the city.

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