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Edinburgh, 230-250 Bonnington Road, Cardboard Box Works

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9698 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.183 / 3°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 326259

OS Northings: 675827

OS Grid: NT262758

Mapcode National: GBR 8Q7.RH

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.26KV

Entry Name: Edinburgh, 230-250 Bonnington Road, Cardboard Box Works

Listing Date: 27 January 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363996

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27047

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Locality: Leith Walk

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

Stewart Kay & Walls, 1939, and extension in same style, 1946. 2-storey stripped Art Deco factory with strong horizontal emphasis and chamfered entrance bay. Brick-built, white render with broad window mullions and dressings to doorway of bottle-green glazed tiles. Long horizontal strip windows with artificial stone block cills and lintels.

SE (BONNINGTON ROAD) ELEVATION: 4-bay with splayed entranced bay to outer left (1946), glazed pilasters framing 10-panel oak door, 2 small windows flanking under projecting curved canopy, broad rectangular stair window above, stepped wallhead coping, central flagpole (re-used from old building, now truncated). Strip windows to ground and 1st floor of each bay arranged bipartite, quadripartite, tripartite, quadripartite (outer right window altered) from entrance. Secondary doorway framed by tiled pilasters set in window to bay to right of centre. Steel ventilators to wallhead.

SW (TINTO PLACE) ELEVATION: 1946; 3-bay with vehicular doorway to left, secondary doorway to right; single windows at 1st floor. Wallhead treated asymmetrically with gables.

Thin-sectioned multi-pane metal windows; corrugated-iron roof with shallow pitch and patent glazing skylights; ornamental gutterheads.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Low rendered wall to SE.

Statement of Interest

Only the northernmost bays of the SE elevations date from 1939, the rest was rebuilt and extended in 1946. The cardboard works are a good example of modern industrial architecture.

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