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Architecture

Buildings or structures in Longstone CC area that are designated as of special architectural or historic interest and/or ‘Listed’ by Historic Environment Scotland to require special treatment under the Planning Acts.
Slateford House, 53 Lanark Road: grade B. c. 1770. Photo below shows the crest above the main door of the adjoining building (1899) now incorporated into Slateford House (does anyone know what it represents?).
Slateford Secession Church (formerly) to rear of Slateford House at 45 Lanark Road: grade B. From 1785 but recast in 1826. Recently occupied by G Lang & Co,
Old Manse, Slateford, 45 Lanark Road: grade B (behind the above)
Cross Keys Inn, Slateford, 43 Lanark Road: grade B. 18th century. Linked to Slateford House (above) by a hall over a barber's shop and a battlemented gateway (both 1899, as above).
Millbank, 15 Redhall Bank Road: grade B. Mid 18th century. 
8-10 Redhall Bank Road: grade B (Archt: Sir James Gowans, 1850s).
Inglis Bank, 4 Redhall Bank Road: grade B (Archt: Sir James Gowans, 1850s)
97 Lanark Road (former lodge): grade C(s) (Archt: Sir James Gowans)
Redhall Gardens (access from Lanark Road): grade B (see link on LINKS).
Union Canal Slateford Aqueduct over Inglis Green Road and the Water of Leith by Hugh Baird (engineer) 1818-22: grade B. In addition the whole Union Canal is a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the supervision of Historic Enviroment Scotland.
Slateford Railway Viaduct over Inglis Green Road, Gray's Mill Lade and Water of Leith by John Miller 1840-42: grade B.
Other buildings of note:
Slateford/Longstone Parish Church (Kingsknowe Road North). Designed by Leslie Grahame MacDougall and built in 1954. Originally designed as a dual-purpose hall-church, but since extended (see picture below). See LINK to the church's website.
Longstone Primary School (Redhall Grove). Designed by Reid & Forbes 1954-7 in a modernist Dutch (Dudok) style (picture below shows the assembly hall). Listed grade C (LB 52405). 

 

Troqueer (327 Lanark Road) by James Morris, c.1914. Since altered and extended.
Housing scheme (between Longstone Road, Longstone Park and Kingsknowe Road North) by Eric Hall & Partners, 1964-5. This site was previously occupied by a small square with two-storey old-fashioned flats around it called 'Maxwell's Close'. There was also a row of houses along Longstone Road called 'Maxwell's Buildings'.
Lothian Buses office and canteen (corner of Longstone Road and Murrayburn Road). Picture below. Designed by T Bowhill Gibson and Laing in 1949 in the Art Deco style and built in 1955 (later altered). Listed Grade C (LB52441).
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