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23 and 24 Bridge Road with Raised Pavement and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9072 / 55°54'25"N

Longitude: -3.2586 / 3°15'30"W

OS Eastings: 321416

OS Northings: 668947

OS Grid: NT214689

Mapcode National: GBR 87Y.FX

Mapcode Global: WH6SR.XSGB

Entry Name: 23 and 24 Bridge Road with Raised Pavement and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 19 November 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397105

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49551

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

1879. 2 storey, 3-bay detached house with bracketed eaves, bargeboarded dormers, and former shop at ground floor. Snecked rubble with stugged ashlar dressings. Long and short quoins. Stop-chamfered corners to all openings. Central 2-leaf timber panelled door with brass door knobs in shouldered surround. Large flanking shop windows in shouldered openings with central cast-iron column glazing bar. Elliptical-arched windows above breaking eaves with decorative barge-boarded dormerheads. Slightly tapered gablehead stacks.

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to upper floor; plate glass lights at ground. Plain bargeboards to gables. Coped stacks with yellow clay cans. Graded grey slate. Cast-iron rainwater goods with some decorative brackets to downpipes.

RAISED PAVEMENT AND BOUNDARY WALL: raised pavement in front of house with plain cast-iron railings and stone steps at each end. Battered, ashlar-coped, random rubble boundary wall to side.

Statement of Interest

A well detailed house with its shop windows retained in their original condition. Built for Mr Meldrum, the butcher. The business later passed on to Harry Blyth, who lived at 25 Bridge Road (the house behind this one), and kept his poultry live, in cages, in front of the shop. During the mid-twentieth century, this building was the village Post Office.

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