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4 and 5 Lamb's Court

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9805 / 55°58'49"N

Longitude: -3.1954 / 3°11'43"W

OS Eastings: 325507

OS Northings: 677030

OS Grid: NT255770

Mapcode National: GBR 8N3.7N

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.WYK6

Entry Name: 4 and 5 Lamb's Court

Listing Date: 17 October 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390295

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43703

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Forth

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Mid to later 18th century; recast and converted by Ian Lindsay & Partners, circa 1970. 2-storey; 6-bay a-symmetrical block forming S boundary to court; rear elevation to Main Street. Harled and limewashed; raised and painted concrete surrounds to openings. Exterior stairs with timber railings to 1st floor.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber boarded door to ground in penultimate bay to right (No 4); storage door beneath stair. Single windows to 1st floor in bays to left and penultimate bay to right; single window to ground in bay to outer right. Stairs to 1st floor entry (No 5) aligned above No 4; timber boarded door; flanking single windows. Single windows in remaining bays to left.

S (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: 2-storey, 3-bay. Regularly fenestrated to both floors in all bays.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to both elevations. Grey slate roof; precast concrete skews. Harled apex stacks to E and W with precast concrete copes and circular cans.

Statement of Interest

B group with Nos 1, 2 and 3 Lamb?s Court and Nos 4-8 Wester Close (see separate list entries). Both properties display characteristics typical of the Newhaven overhaul by Ian Lindsay & Partners during the 1970s. Note the harled and limewashed walls, exterior stairs, precast concrete skews and painted cement surrounds to openings. Note throughout, the retention of the Scottish fishing village vernacular (compare with Cross Wynd, Falkland or St. Moran?s, Fife - both of which were recorded by Lindsay). Despite harsh detailing and element of standardisation, the practice?s Newhaven work should be acknowledged as a pioneering attempt to conserve and improve an entire fishing village. Substantial in size, with a clear philosophy, it contrasts with more recent restoration attempts and thus, illustrates the differing and developing attitudes towards conservation. Previously No 21 and 22 Main Street.

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