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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 22/02/1971


  • Local Authority: Edinburgh
  • Planning Authority: Edinburgh
  • Burgh: Edinburgh

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 11717 73425
  • Coordinates311717, 673425


Probably David Bryce, 1848. Baronial lodge comprised of 3-storey tower with 2-storey and single storey bays stepping down. Rubble sandstone with ashlar dressings; chamfered arrises.

3-storey tower with steeply pitched saddleback-roofed, 1-bay square with circular stair tower adjoined to SE corner. Stair tower jettied above 1st floor with cipher panel, narrow windows, candlesnuffer roof with lead ball finial and stone forestair to E. Gabled timber porch addition to W elevation, flanked by window at ground; later 1st floor window and heraldic panel at 2nd floor. Gabled S elevation with windows at ground and 2nd floor, latter with cornice and carved ornament; carved panel at 1st floor. E elevation with forestair to ground, carved pediment to 1st floor window and segmental pediment to 2nd floor window breaking eaves.

Gabled 2-storey block to N. Window to each floor to W, irregular windows to E. Gabled single storey service block to N, with window to W.

Small-pane and diamond-pane (stair tower) glazing patterns in sash and case and fixed windows. Some modern windows. Crowstepped gables; corniced gablehead stacks. Grey slates.

OUTBUILDING: single storey gabled stone outbuilding to NW in garden, en suite, with door and window to S and door and gablehead stack to W.

GATEPIERS AND WALLS: ashlar gatepiers with pulvinated bands and cornices. Coped ashlar walls, swept down from piers with garden gate by lodge. Rubble garden walls.

Statement of Special Interest

The ciphered panel on the entrance tower is thought to contain the initials of James Maitland and Margaret Crichton.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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