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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363581
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26774
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
For the Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven railway. Stone setts to foreground.
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