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Crow stepped gable head ornament (thistle shaped), detail

SC 564980

Description Crow stepped gable head ornament (thistle shaped), detail

Catalogue Number SC 564980

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 78001

Scope and Content Detail of a dormer-head, The Whitehouse, Whitehouse Road, Cramond, Edinburgh The Whitehouse, an early 17th-century laird's house, stands on the west side of Whitehouse Road. The original house, built for the Primrose family, was extended in the 18th and late 19th centuries, and carefully restored in the 1990s. This crowstepped dormer-head, topped by a stone finial in the shape of a thistle, is part of an 18th-century extension to the house, but built in a 17th-century Scottish style. The dormer-head is the gable, often in the form of a pediment, above a window which stands up vertically from the slope of a roof, and lights the room within it. Dormer windows were a common feature of traditional 17th-century Scottish architecture. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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