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47 and 48 Greenbank Drive

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9166 / 55°54'59"N

Longitude: -3.2226 / 3°13'21"W

OS Eastings: 323681

OS Northings: 669951

OS Grid: NT236699

Mapcode National: GBR 8GV.QK

Mapcode Global: WH6SS.GKN4

Entry Name: 47 and 48 Greenbank Drive

Listing Date: 13 February 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397734

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48389

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Robert Morham, circa 1900. Asymmetrical pair of semi-detached 2-storey barge-boarded gabled Arts and Crafts cottages in garden ground. Red glazed brick to ground floor, white rendering above; red octagonal tile-hanging to gables. Base course; stepped tiled course between ground and 1st floors; broad bracketed eaves.

W ELEVATION: recessed porches to outer right and left with brick piers to corners; glazed timber panelled doors. Projecting gabled bay 2nd from left with tripartite window to ground, bipartite to 1st floor. Pentice-roofed canted window to ground in 2nd bay from right, tripartite window with gabled dormerhead breaking eaves above.

N AND S (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: brick pier of porch to W; gabled bay with single window above; single storey to E.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: 2 broad gabled bays. Irregular fenestration; glazed timber doors to outer right and left.

Predominantly 4-pane glazing to upper sashes, plate glass lower, in timber sash and case windows. Red tiles to roof; decorative terracotta ridge tiles. Corniced red brick stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron down pipes.

Statement of Interest

Built as part of the City Hospital, originally a fever hospital, by Robert Morham, City Architect, 1896-1903.

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