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Edinburgh, 22 York Road, Grange House, interior. Detail of staircase dado.

SC 690854

Description Edinburgh, 22 York Road, Grange House, interior. Detail of staircase dado.

Catalogue Number SC 690854

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 35751 CN

Scope and Content Detail of stencilled decoration and 'Lincrusta' wallcoverings on the staircase wall, Grange House, No 22 York Road, Edinburgh Grange House was built c.1820 and is a fine two-storeyed, three bayed Classical Italianate villa. It is constructed of smooth ashlar masonry to the front, with rubble masonry sides and back. The façade features a Doric portico and trellised balcony. This shows a stencilled wall decoration and 'Lincrusta' wallcoverings on the staircase. A wooden dado divides up the wall. The colourful stencil in angular floral motifs contrasts with the Gothic motifs found in the white-painted Lincrusta below. Lincrusta is a linoleum-like wallcovering which is very hard-wearing. It was invented in 1877 and its name comes from the Latin words 'linum' (flax, from which is obtained linseed oil, an ingredient in the product) and 'crusta' (meaning hard shell). Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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