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This building is in the Edinburgh 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 2503 7675.


Circa 1820. Fine austere classical Italianate 2-storey 3-bay house. Very high quality ashlar to front, coursed rubble to sides. Doric portico with entablature forming balcony above, between advanced pedimented bays. Base course.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: timber panelled door with lying-pane glazed fanlight above behind portico in centre bay, with 4 Roman Doric columns in antis; Doric entablature with blocking course forms balcony to 1st floor; access to balcony by segmental-arched glazed door, framed by wrought-iron trellis. Arched windows to ground floor of outer bays set in round-headed recessed panels; projecting cills to upper floor windows; pediments in gable framed in timber.

N AND S (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: blind windows to 1st floor. Later brick garage with corniced stone facade to N. French doors in single storey bay to right.

Plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Coped wallhead stacks (raised) with octagonal cans.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low stone-coped coursed rubble wall. Tall ashlar gatepiers with corniced and platformed caps.


Part of the original feuing by the lawyer Alexander Scott of the lands of Trinity Mains farm. The intended feuing is shown on Kirkwood's 1817 map.


Appears on Wood's plan of 1826. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1984) p614.

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ACategory A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type. (Approximately 8% of the total).

BCategory B

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered. (Approximately 51% of the total).

C(S)Category C(S)

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B. (Approximately 41% of the total).