History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Edinburgh, Newhaven, 243 Newhaven Road, Willow Bank

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9796 / 55°58'46"N

Longitude: -3.1935 / 3°11'36"W

OS Eastings: 325625

OS Northings: 676936

OS Grid: NT256769

Mapcode National: GBR 8N3.MY

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.XYHT

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Newhaven, 243 Newhaven Road, Willow Bank

Listing Date: 17 October 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390317

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43714

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

Find accommodation in
Granton

Description

Circa 1820. 2-storey, 4-bay pair of subdivided cottages set on slope. Symmetrical, rectangular-plan. Coursed rubble sandstone; droved long and short rubble quoins; continuous cornice; polished and painted surrounds to windows at S; projecting cills; architraved doorpieces. Polished and droved surrounds to N. Later conservatory added to S at ground; rear basement now a separate flat.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: architraved doorpieces to central bays with decorative friezes and projecting cornices. Single window to ground in bay to outer left; single door formed from window in bay to outer right; regularly fenestrated to 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-storey, 4-bay symmetrical arrangement. Single openings in all bays to basement. Tripartite windows to ground floor in bays to outer left and right. Single windows to both floors in remaining bays.

2-pane timber sash and case windows. Replacement grey pantiled roof with stone skews; Velux rooflights. Coped rubble apex stacks to E and W; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1996.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: coped rubble wall to Newhaven Road. Polished and painted pilastered pedestrian gateway to S; projecting cornice; replacement iron gate; garage with roller shutter door to left. Polished sandstone gatepiers to N; curved pyramidal caps; replacement metal gates.

Random rubble wall to W marks original entry to Willow Bank House (demolished). Stone coping; pyramidal caps; timber gate.

Statement of Interest

Once part of the Whalebank Estate with Willow Bank House to its W (the original No 243) and Shelbourne Bank House (now No 12 Park Road) beyond. The boundary wall and gateway to the W of No 243 are the only remains of Willow Bank House - demolished in 1970 by Edinburgh City to make way for "public open space" behind the modern scheme by Ian G. Lindsay & Partners (Auchinleck Court). Originally surrounded by extensive open land to N and S, the Whalebank Estate and the three substantial buildings aligned on it, played a key role in the then sparse townscape. Despite the addition of a conservatory to the front of No 243/1 and the subsequent cutting off of its doorpiece, the pair remain symmetrical and true to their original form.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.