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Latitude: 55.9734 / 55°58'24"N
Longitude: -3.1654 / 3°9'55"W
OS Eastings: 327363
OS Northings: 676212
OS Grid: NT273762
Mapcode National: GBR 8V6.96
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B4X1
Entry Name: 65 Queen Charlotte Street with Boundary Walls and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365215
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27869
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Later 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical villa with classical details. Grey sandstone, coursed and squared rubble to front and sides with polished ashlar dressings, coursed rubble to rear. Rusticated quoins; band eaves course; dentilled eaves cornice and blocking course.
S (FRONT) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced doorway at centre with deeply chamfered jambs; single window at 1st floor above. Single windows to outer bays.
E (ELBE STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay; gabled with paired apex stacks; single windows to ground and 1st floor; band course above. Keystoned Venetian window to gablehead with trompe l?oeil balustrade to apron and girl in arched window above.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced doorway at centre inserted in former stair window accessed by steps with semi-circular blind fanlight above cornice, panelled door with thin border glazing and radial fanlight. Single windows to outer bays. Rectangular tripartite dormer.
W ELEVATION: gabled with paired apex stacks; small Venetian window to gablehead; large modern conservatory.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with red tile ridge; apex stacks (see above) with quoin strips; modern cans; velux rooflight.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low boundary wall to front; portion of tall wall to E with remains of pilastered doorway; square gatepiers with modern cone finials, large timber gate.
The rough nature of the stonework and the raised dressings and quoins suggest strongly that the villa was probably harled originally. The eagle finials were added by the present owner.
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