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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/12/1970
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 25/02/2000


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 25186 76650
  • Coordinates325186, 676650


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.

Statement of Special Interest

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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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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