1 AND 2 LAVEROCKBANK ROAD, WITH BOUNDARY WALL, GATES AND RAILINGS (Ref:29220)
This building is in the Edinburgh, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 14/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NT 2519 7665.
Early 19th century. 2 finely detailed 2-storey 3-bay classical terraced houses, curving round corner to East Trinity Road. Channelled ashlar sandstone to ground, polished to 1st floor. Base course, architraved course at springing line of arches, raised dividing course and eaves course, eaves cornice. Ground floor windows and doors in segmentally-arched recesses; windows to 1st floor architraved, with fluted aprons.W (LAVEROCKBANK ROAD) ELEVATION: regular fenestration; timber panelled door in panelled stone doorpiece with small semicircular carved fan motif and decorative fanlight in left bay of each house.S (EAST TRINITY ROAD) ELEVATION: slightly recessed left bay curves round corner, linking W and S elevations; regularly fenestrated. 3-bay S elevation; blind windows to ground floor and in left and centre bays at 1st floor. Panelled ashlar wallhead stack.E ELEVATION: random rubble with ashlar dressings; piend-roofed outbuilding.12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates; coped ashlar stacks with octagonal cans.BOUNDARY WALL, GATES AND RAILINGS: low, stone coped coursed ashlar wall. Spear-headed gate and railings and urn-topped gateposts at No 1.
Nos 1-9 Laverockbank Road are part of the very first 'suburban' development at Trinity (built on the grounds of Laverockbank House), as opposed to the first generation country 'cottages' (some of which were, of course, very grand indeed).
Appears on Kirkwood's map of 1817. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH (1984) p613.
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