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7,7A, 8 AND 8A HOPETOUN CRESCENT AND RAILINGS (Ref:29098)

This building is in the Edinburgh, City Of Council and the Edinburgh Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 25/11/1965.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 2615 7489.

Description

Robert Brown, building 1827. 2-storey with basement and attic 6-bay terraced pair (see notes). Sandstone ashlar (stone cleaned) with rubble to side and rear elevations. Base course, aprons to ground floor windows, continuous decorative iron balcony at 1st floor, tall corniced and architraved windows to 1st floor, eaves band and blocking course, cornices removed ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.SE(PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: architraved door-pieces each to left of 3 bays with fanlights, windows to bays remaining, colonnade of coupled fluted Ionic columns at ground, regular fenestration above, 4 box dormers.SW (GABLE) ELEVATION: blank gable wall.NE (GABLE) ELEVATION: blank gable wall.NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 6 bays grouped 2-1-2-1, 4-storey, 3 single storey projections at ground with windows, regularly fenestrated above.Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing at ground and 15-pane glazing at 1st floor, grey slates, gablehead and ashlar ridge stacks with terracotta cans, skews with moulded skewputts, unusually designed fleur-de-lys and harp cast-iron railings.INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Notes

Originally Hope Crescent. Designed by Brown in 1825 and begun as a speculation by the architect Patrick Wilson, originally to be a complete crescent but in the end only 7, 8, 17, and 18 were built. The EEC declared 'feuing plans of grounds of Leith Walk are now ready for inspection of builders etc. May be seen at Robert Burn (sic) architect, 82 Rose Street.'

References

Register of Sasines. EEC January 8 1825 Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH, (1988), p430.

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