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Edinburgh, 8 - 9 Links Place, School

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9732 / 55°58'23"N

Longitude: -3.1642 / 3°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 327437

OS Northings: 676186

OS Grid: NT274761

Mapcode National: GBR 8V6.K8

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.C4G7

Entry Name: Edinburgh, 8 - 9 Links Place, School

Listing Date: 29 April 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365105

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27776

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century, substantially altered and extended for Leith School Board, 1875. 2-storey and attic 3-bay house with later side wings and additions. Cream sandstone, stugged ashlar front to main house, rubble to sides, coursed and squared rubble to side wings. Base course; chamfered reveals; eaves cornice.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: former doorway (now window) with architraved and pilastered surround to centre; regular fenestration to outer bays and 1st floor. 3 dormers (2 canted) with piended roofs. 2-storey 2-bay recessed wing to outer left with narrow pend to left, windows to right and above. Small single storey addition in re-entrant angle with doorway on return. Single storey recessed wing to outer right with corniced bipartite window to centre, single storey additions flanking; inscription dated 1875 at eaves level.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: rendered; much altered.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; 2 tall gablehead stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

A building of similar plan type with pavilions is shown on Ainslie?s map of ?Edinburgh & Leith?, 1804.

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