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Malcolm House, Fettes College, East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Inverleith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9665 / 55°57'59"N

Longitude: -3.2258 / 3°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 323581

OS Northings: 675516

OS Grid: NT235755

Mapcode National: GBR 8G8.2N

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.F949

Plus Code: 9C7RXQ8F+JM

Entry Name: Malcolm House, Fettes College, East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh

Listing Name: East Fettes Avenue, Fettes College, Malcolm House

Listing Date: 20 January 2004

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397212

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49630

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Inverleith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Robert Rowand Anderson, 1880. 2-storey L-plan steep-roofed Gothic house with conical-roofed circular stair tower in re-entrant angle. Long and short quoins. Mullioned and transomed windows. Coursed, rock-faced sandstone with polished dressings.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to right with 2-leaf timber panelled door in roll-moulded, shouldered surround, flanked by chamfered pilasters; carved panel with bee and oak leaves above; ballflower frieze beneath cill of window above; bipartite cusped, leaded windows lighting stair with quatrefoil above

in crocketed pediment. Tripartite windows to ground and 1st floors to left, those to ground transomed and set beneath relieving arches. Narrow windows to circular stair tower. 3-storey wing of L-plan to outer left, with faux buttress to ground and barge-boarded dormer to attic floor. Later single storey piend-roofed extension adjoining.

SOUTH (GARDEN) ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to right with 2-storey canted window. 3 bays to left: to right, 2-leaf glazed door with mullioned fanlight and relieving arch above; steeply pedimented dormer breaking eaves to 1st floor; mullioned and transomed tripartite windows to ground and 1st floors, those above with barge-boarded dormerheads.

E ELEVATION: later single storey piend-roofed extension to right. Advanced gabled bay to left. Barge-boarded dormer to attic.

Predominantly border glazed windows, with some small-pane

leaded glass. Red tiles to roof with decorative terracotta ridge tiles. Tall corniced ashlar stacks with tall cylindrical cans. Stone skews. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Now the Junior School Headmaster?s house, Malcolm House was built as a sanatorium. RB Malcolm had been the school doctor.

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