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Edinburgh, Leith, 8 Vanburgh Place

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9689 / 55°58'8"N

Longitude: -3.1666 / 3°9'59"W

OS Eastings: 327280

OS Northings: 675719

OS Grid: NT272757

Mapcode National: GBR 8V7.2S

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B7BG

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 8 Vanburgh Place

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364089

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27105

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

William Lamb, 1826. Terrace of 8 houses, grouped as four 4-bay mirrored pairs; 2-storey over raised basement. Droved ashlar sandstone to front with polished ashlar dressings. Broad base course, cill course to 1st floor windows, eaves cornice and blocking course.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION:

symmetrical with regularly disposed bays. Each pair with entrance doors paired in centre bays; fielded panelled with carved ovoid wreath in lower panel; rectangular plate glass fanlights (multi-pane pattern at No 2). Ionic columned and pilastered double doorpieces with unifying entablatures (painted at No 6); fluting at heads of columns and pilasters. Basement windows.

SE ELEVATION: not seen (1995).

SW ELEVATION: bowed return elevation with single window to each floor.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows; 16-lying pane timber sash and case to No 8. Grey slate piended roof. Mutual multi-flue stacks: squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressing and cornice; truncated at Nos 4 and 5. Ashlar skew copes. Stone steps with modern railings oversailing basement recesses.

BOUNDARY WALL: ashlar dwarf wall with coping to street.

INTERIOR: not seen (1995).

Statement of Interest

Adjoins 1 Lochend Road (listed separately).

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