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Edinburgh, 53 Queen Charlotte Street

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9735 / 55°58'24"N

Longitude: -3.1663 / 3°9'58"W

OS Eastings: 327306

OS Northings: 676227

OS Grid: NT273762

Mapcode National: GBR 8V6.34

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B3GY

Entry Name: Edinburgh, 53 Queen Charlotte Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365209

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27863

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1800. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay symmetrical town house with classical details. Grey sandstone, stugged ashlar with polished dressings to front elevation, coursed and squared rubble to rear and side. Rusticated basement of polished ashlar; band course above basement; dentilled eaves cornice; bays divided by shallow Doric pilasters with capitals.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: corniced doorway approached accessed by oversailing steps with railings at centre, fluted pilasters to surround with stylised acanthus neckband, paterae and swagged urn to fluted frieze; single window at 1st floor above; canted tripartite dormer with half-piend roof. Outer bays with segmental-arched recesses with single windows at basement level (to right former pend now blocked); single windows at ground and 1st floor above; rectangular dormers with half-piend roof.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: former segmental-arched pend opening to left; casement stair window with leaded lights to centre; rectangular rubble-built extension above wallhead with stairwell cupola;

2 bipartite dormers flanking.

E ELEVATION: gabled with broad corniced ashlar apex stack; 2 single windows to outer left.

Tall, narrow timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing, some 12-pane to rear. Slate roof with metal flashings; 1 apex (see above), mutual stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: low boundary wall to front with saddleback coping, 2 square coped gate piers, ornamental iron railings with thistle finials.

Statement of Interest

Absence of frieze uniting pilasters at eaves is curious.

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