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Edinburgh, 11, 13, 15 Victoria Street

Local Government Office (20th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 11, 13, 15 Victoria Street

Classification Local Government Office (20th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lothian Region Department Of Social Work

Canmore ID 113161

Site Number NT27SE 727

NGR NT 25575 73470

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/113161

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Site Management (21 February 2012)

4-storey 3-bay tenement (6 stories to rear), bowed to street line. Coursed stugged sandstone (painted to ground). Cornice to ground floor; narrow eaves cornice. Windows in lugged surrounds. projecting cills to 2nd and 3rd floors. Door to flats to outer left; shop door and 3 large windows (modern glazing). Regularly fenestrated; original and later windows with projecting cills to W (side) elevation. 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to 2nd and 3rd floors, plate glass in timber sash and case windows at 1st; modern glazing to shops at ground. Grey slates. Stone skew to right with corniced skewputt. Corniced end stack to right with circular cans.

Victoria Street and Terrace were part of Thomas Hamilton's plan for the new Southern and Western Approaches to the city. Hamilton was appointed architect to the Commissioners for the 1827 Improvement Act, and carried out the 2 major town planning initiatives for which they were responsible - the W approach - King's Bridge and Johnstone Terrace, and the S approach - George IV Bridge, and the link to the Grassmarket - Victoria Street. (Historic Scotland)

Activities

Standing Building Recording (29 January 2018 - 3 February 2018)

Headland Archaeology was commissioned by Turley to undertake a programme of historic building recording at India Buildings, 11-15 Victoria Street and Cowgatehead Church to satisfy a planning condition as part of planning application (15/04445/FUL). The photographic and written record focused on the Category A-listed late 19th century office block India Buildings; the Category B-listed Cowgatehead Church built in 1861; and the Category C-listed 11-15 Victoria Street, a late 19th century building with 20th century brick extension at the rear.

Information from Joshua Gaunt (Headland Archaeology Ltd) March 2018.OASIS ID: headland1-309295

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