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Latitude: 55.976 / 55°58'33"N
Longitude: -3.1676 / 3°10'3"W
OS Eastings: 327231
OS Northings: 676510
OS Grid: NT272765
Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.V7
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.92V0
Entry Name: 20-26 (Even Nos) Bernard Street
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363842
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26935
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1800, No 24 heightened 1879; No 26 James Simpson, 1880. 3-storey and attic 10-bay tenement with twin-bows and rear addition. Grey sandstone, tooled ashlar with polished dressings to front, coursed and squared rubble to sides, pink coursed rubble to rear. Base course; cill band course at 1st floor; eaves cornice; architraved and corniced doorways with panelled doors and rectangular plate glass fanlights.
SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: bowed projections of 3 bays with single windows to outer left and right, to right with half-conical roof. 2 doorways to left of centre (to right inserted 1880), single windows above. Bay to left of centre with single windows. Next bay with doorway at ground floor; single windows above. No 24 raised to 4-storey, single windows at 3rd floor.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows; No 22 with circular stairwell with catslide roof and doorway on flank; rectangular dormer with piended roof. No 24 raised to 4-storey; lower 2-storey flat-roofed link with addition to rear (No 26, James Simpson, 1880).
NW ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows to centre bay.
SE ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows at ground floor and to centre bay.
NO 26: James Simpson, 1880. 2-storey 3-bay outbuilding with segmental-arched pend and bipartite windows.
Timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing, replacement window to rear dormer. Slate roof with metal flashings; velux rooflights to No 22; No 24 flat-roofed; 2 apex stacks (see above), mutual stack.
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
Includes Nos 24A and 24B Bernard Street.
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