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Edinburgh, Newhaven, 208 Newhaven Road

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9783 / 55°58'41"N

Longitude: -3.1929 / 3°11'34"W

OS Eastings: 325657

OS Northings: 676784

OS Grid: NT256767

Mapcode National: GBR 8N4.RG

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.XZRW

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Newhaven, 208 Newhaven Road

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 369229

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29401

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay classical house forming end of terrace; pitched single storey with attic addition at side (converted from carriage house?). Coursed cream rubble sandstone; prominent cherry cocking to principal elevation; coursed yellow sandstone to pitched addition at side. Polished, raised and painted ashlar dressings; raised quoins; droved long and short window surrounds. Rendered flat-roofed single storey retail outlets obscure front at ground.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: Roman Doric doorpiece in bay to outer right comprising flanking pilasters (partly demolished to right); projecting capitals; rosette entablature motifs; plain frieze; projecting cornice. Original timber panelled door; bipartite fanlight above (timber mullion). Single windows at ground in 2 bays to left of entrance; single windows in all bays at 1st floor. Boarded timber doors to garage conversion to outer right; quadripartite glazing row above.

12-pane timber sash and case windows; 2-pane sash and case windows to rear pitched dormers; fixed and pivot windows to (carriage house?) attic conversion. Graded grey slate roof with raised stone skews. Corniced rubble apex stack to S; partly rendered coped apex stack to N (mutual with No 212); some octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1996.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIER: random rubble sandstone wall to S boundary. Single droved gatepier to right of entry comprising pyramidal cap; decorative iron work; left pier missing. Replacement cast-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Retains architectural significance despite the ground floor being obscured by later shops. Forms a terrace with Nos 212, 214 and 216 Newhaven Road (see separate list entries). Relatively unchanged - note the original windows, door, prominent cherry cocking and pilastered doorpiece.

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