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Edinburgh, Leith, 7, 8, 9 Seacot, Seacot House

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.968 / 55°58'4"N

Longitude: -3.1497 / 3°8'58"W

OS Eastings: 328336

OS Northings: 675600

OS Grid: NT283756

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y8.H3

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.L8C5

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 7, 8, 9 Seacot, Seacot House

Listing Date: 30 October 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364007

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27054

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, 3-bay classical house with basement and single storey pavilion. Subdivided. Droved ashlar sandstone to front; squared and snecked to sides and rear; harled addition. Base course, impost course at ground floor, eaves cornice and blocking course with raised tablet at centre.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: pilastered quoins. Tetrastyle ashlar porch (modern replacement) with entablature and raised tablet at centre. Door (panelled) flanked by narrow windows in advanced centre bay. Round-arched recesses in flanking bays at ground floor with round-arched windows, voussoirs and blind-balustraded aprons. Basement windows. Small 6-pane architraved windows to each bay at 1st floor. Panelled tablet above centre bay. Single storey pavilion to outer left with cill course to round-arched window.

SE ELEVATION: stair window at centre with pair of small windows below. Windows at ground and 1st floors in outer bays. Pavilion projecting to right abutting modern 2 storey flats.

SW ELEVATION: blank gablehead.

NE ELEVATION: 3-bay pavilion with basement on exposed ground. Modern forestair at centre. Windows in flanking bays. Blank gablehead to 2-storey flats behind and to 1st floor of main block.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows to ground floor; 6-pane timber sash and case above. Grey slate roofs; half-piended to pavilion. Ashlar gablehead stacks. Bowed wrought-iron window guards to basement recess to front.

INTERIOR: not seen (1995).

Statement of Interest

House has lost original portico (removed circa 1970). Recent replacement looks uncomfortably low. Formerly listed as 12 Seafield Avenue.

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