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Latitude: 55.9459 / 55°56'45"N
Longitude: -3.1914 / 3°11'29"W
OS Eastings: 325687
OS Northings: 673183
OS Grid: NT256731
Mapcode National: GBR 8PJ.11
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YTF4
Entry Name: 27-41 (Odd Numbers) Forrest Road, Edinburgh
Listing Date: 29 March 2001
Last Amended: 17 July 2015
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 405357
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47864
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Corniced ridge stacks with circular cans.
Strategically-sited terrace of tenements, on the road leading from the High Street to the Meadows.
The planned street triangle of Forrest Road, Bristo Place and Teviot Row was conceived as part of Thomas Hamilton s (1784-1858) vision for the new Southern Approach Road linking Princes Street to George Square and the Meadows (via the Mound, Bank Street and the new George IV Bridge).
Forrest Road, which first appears on Pollock's 1834 Plan of Edinburgh, was built on the grounds of the former Poor House.
The City Improvement Act brought in by Lord Provost Chambers in 1867 was to implement better housing standards and to replace the medieval slum areas in Edinburgh's Old Town. The groups of baronial style tenement blocks on Forrest Road and Teviot Place were built as a direct result of this development phase.
The tenement block of 27-41 Forrest Road is visible on the Ordnance Survey map of Edinburgh 1877.
Listed building record and statutory address updated (2015). Previously listed as '27-41 (Odd nos) Forrest Road'.
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