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Edinburgh, 43 Commercial Street

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9773 / 55°58'38"N

Longitude: -3.176 / 3°10'33"W

OS Eastings: 326711

OS Northings: 676653

OS Grid: NT267766

Mapcode National: GBR 8S4.5T

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.51W3

Entry Name: Edinburgh, 43 Commercial Street

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363581

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26774

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Grainger and Miller, engineers, 1846. Single storey classical former station offices fronting road; stylised order of acanthus leaves and harebells; cream ashlar sandstone.

NW (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: 8-bay; base course, modillioned cornice and solid, coped parapet. Regular fenestration to 5 left bays; 2-leaf panelled door with rectangular fanlight to 4th from left bay. To right, 3-bay slightly advanced pavilion with pair of square columns in antis and flanking piers; window to each bay.

NE ELEVATION: obtusely angled 3-bay entrance portico; pair of columns in antis, flanking piers with angular vases on corniced dies; central window tripartite, 2-leaf panelled door to left bay with rectangular 6-pane fanlight above.

Blank single bay returns with band courses; wallhead stack to W.

At E end coped ashlar wall of platform extends S, with pilasters to N face and (former) segmental arched opening at centre.

REAR ELEVATION: plain ashlar with door to left; single bay of platform roof projecting at acute angle survives to right, enclosed apart from single cast-iron column.

12-pane timber sash and case windows (2 plate glass replacements). Grey slates.

Statement of Interest

For the Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven railway. Stone setts to foreground.

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