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Building profile

Regent Terrace, 17

William Playfair, designed 1825, completed by 1830. Long terrace of 34 classical 3-bay townhouses; originally 2-storey, attic and basement elevations (many have additional later 3rd storeys; 17 Regent Terrace retains its original 2-storey and attic elevation) punctuated by 2 18-bay, 3-storey pavilions with 3-bay advanced sections to each end (Nos 11-16 and 23-28) and with 12-bay, 3-storey section to the western end (Nos 1-4); terrace stepped down at intervals to follow slope of road. Droved ashlar to basement; polished ashlar to upper floors; predominantly coursed squared rubble with dressed margins to rear elevation. To principal elevation: base course; dividing band between basement and ground floor; dividing band and cornice between ground and 1st floors; to 1st floor, continuous cast-iron trellis balcony with Greek key border; band course above 1st floor windows; eaves cornice; blocking course. Doorpiece of fluted attached Greek Doric columns. Regular fenestration to principal elevation; architraved windows to ground and 1st floors; panelled aprons to ground floor windows; predominantly regular fenestration to rear elevation.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-storey, attic and basement elevation. To basement, to centre bay, timber panelled door with 3-light fanlight in segmentally-headed opening; window to left and right bays. To ground floor, to right bay, steps and platt overarching basement recess leading to 2-leaf timber-panelled and glazed door with letterbox fanlight. 2 canted dormer windows to attic floor.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-bay elevation. Eaves course.

GLAZING etc: predominantly plate glass to front elevation; predominantly 4-pane glazing to rear elevation; 12-pane glazing to basement to front and to 2nd floor (right bay) to rear elevation; glazing predominantly in timber sash and case windows. M-roof with central valley and mansard profile to front; graded grey slate; stone skews and skewputts. To E, to mutual ridge stack (ashlar to front, rendered to rear) preceded by individual octagonal flues to front. To front, cast-iron down-pipe with ornamental hopper.

RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: to front, edging basement recess and platt, stone coping surmounted by cast-iron railings with dog bars, spear-head finials and distinctive circled border. To rear, forming boundary of garden, random rubble walls with predominantly flat coping

Contact information

Regent Terrace, 17

Street
17 Regent Terrace
City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH7 5BN

Getting here

Access

Wherever possible we have installed access ramps and access lifts to help mobility-impaired building users gain access to our buildings.

We have also put in place disabled evacuation lifts and emergency evacuation procedures for wheelchair users in the event of fire.

Information

Building Number3284
Listed building category1
Year of build1825
Number of floors
Premises zoneAccom
Space management zoneAccom
Gross internal area456 m2
Energy grade