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Edinburgh, Leith, 1-31 Commercial Wharf, the Cooperage

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9761 / 55°58'33"N

Longitude: -3.1709 / 3°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 327025

OS Northings: 676520

OS Grid: NT270765

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.67

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.819Z

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 1-31 Commercial Wharf, the Cooperage

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363756

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26878

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century; converted to flats 1984-5, Gilmour & Stamp. Symmetrical 5-storey and attic 7-bay warehouse. Cleaned cream sandstone; regular fenestration.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: centre loading bay with large multi-pane window at ground, openings above now glazed with large casement windows, suspended platforms retained as balconies; gable supporting hoist mechanism. Central flanking bays with large multi-pane window at ground; piend-roofed slate-hung modern dormers to each flanking bay. Cast-iron hoist to left of centre bay at 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: 3 bays, regular fenestration, single central window in gablehead; apex stack.

NE ELEVATION: as above; small closet windows added to primary floors to right of centre bay.

NW ELEVATION: projecting harled stair and service towers flank centre

3 bays; modern timber-framed porch with open gabled canopy spans right bays and tower at ground; to centre at ground broad tripartite window to former cart access; skylights. Course projecting quoins.

8-pane timber casement windows. Grey slates, ashlar skews and stacks. Cast-iron chain-linked bollards to waterfront.

Statement of Interest

Later additions to the rear of the building were demolished, and replaced by the service towers, at the time of the conversion. The garden to the SW occupies the former site of Leith?s oldest dry dock.

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