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545 Old Dalkeith Road, Edmonstone House South Gates and Lodge

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9132 / 55°54'47"N

Longitude: -3.1251 / 3°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 329772

OS Northings: 669475

OS Grid: NT297694

Mapcode National: GBR 60M2.73

Mapcode Global: WH6ST.ZM1Q

Entry Name: 545 Old Dalkeith Road, Edmonstone House South Gates and Lodge

Listing Date: 7 October 2003

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397067

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49518

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Late 18th century. Corniced droved ashlar quadrant walls with rosettes to frieze. Fluted frieze with rosettes to corniced, panelled ashlar piers, surmounted by iron lamp holders. 2-leaf spear-headed curved iron gates.

LODGE: 2-storey 2-bay rendered stone lodge with barge-boarding and bracketed eaves, probably incorporating earlier fabric. Corniced door surround; barge-boarded dormers breaking eaves. Central stone stack with cylindrical cans.

Statement of Interest

Edmonstone House, formerly the home of the Don-Wauchope family, was demolished in the 1950's. It had been an important house, said to be 400 years old (it appears on John Adair's map of the 1680's), supposedly restored by 'Mr Adam, architect' after a fire circa 1800, and extended circa 1830 by Burn. The ashlar walls and gatepiers are of a very high quality.

John Laurie's map of 1766 shows a tree-lined avenue leading from the house to the road at the point occupied by the South Gate. The Lodge (and that of the East gates) appears on the 1850 OS map, but the building would appear to have been altered, possibly raised by a storey, with the addition of the barge-boarding and dormers, later in the 19th century.

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