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39 AND 41 (FORMERLY 29 AND 31) GREENHILL GARDENS, BOWMONT TOWER (Ref:27366)

This building is in the Edinburgh, City Of Council and the Edinburgh Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 14/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 2478 7172.

Description

Circa 1860. Large 2-storey irregular-plan Italianate villa with 4-stage engaged entrance tower, Cream sandstone, stugged ashlar to S and E elevation, squared and snecked stugged rubble to rear and side. Base course; overhanging eaves with exposed rafters to gables; projecting bracketted cills to 1st floor windows; round-arched windows to tower. ENTRANCE TOWER: 4-stages; battered clasping buttresses at base; architraved doorway to E with bracketted cornice; 2-light window inserted in former doorway of same treatment to S. Single window with border glazing and round-arched astragals and consoled balustraded balcony above entrace door at 2nd stage to E, band course above. Small window to E and S at 3rd stage. Top stage with cill band course and impost course, tripartite windows with border glazing to each face; overhanging eaves and small wallhead stack to N.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-bay with entrance tower to outer left (see above); broad gabled bay to right with single window at ground floor with bracketted cill, single window at 1st floor above; small wallhead stack. Bay to left with 2 small round-arched windows at ground floor; 1st floor recessed with balustraded balcony and round-arched bipartite window with border glazing and round-arched astragals.

S (CHURCH HILL) ELEVATION: 3-bay with tower to outer right (see above); centre bay with full-height canted window swept to square in gablehead. Bay to right with raggle of former conservatory, single windows at ground (inserted in former door) and 1st floor. Bay to left with projecting tripartite window (added 1899) at ground floor; single window at 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay; advanced gabled bay to right with single windows and wallhead stack. Secondary door with single window above to centre bay. Left bay blank. Single storey outhouse with piend roof to NW. W ELEVATION: recessed bay to left with single windows. Blank bay to right with wallhead stack to left corner.

Timber sash and case windows; mostly 12-pane, some plate glass glazing. Slate roof with metal flashings; 2 coped wallhead stacks (see above) with corniced square cans.

INTERIOR: subdivided; tiled vestibule, timber stair with turned balusters and fluted newel post; 17th century stlye plasterwork to underside of stair, 1st floor drawing room with ornate cornice with sculpted heads and floral plasterwork to corners of ceiling.

Tall rubble wall with semi-circular coping, square coped gatepiers to pedestrian gate.

Notes

References

First shown on 1861 Lancefield survey map. Dean of Guild 2/3/1899.

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