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Edinburgh, Leith, 89 Constitution Street

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9733 / 55°58'23"N

Longitude: -3.1678 / 3°10'4"W

OS Eastings: 327215

OS Northings: 676200

OS Grid: NT272762

Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.T7

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.94S5

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 89 Constitution Street

Listing Date: 29 April 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364261

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27201

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Style of James Simpson, circa 1890. 3-bay 2-storey office in French classical style with single storey side wing to N and 3-storey former warehouse (now flats and offices) to rear. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front (some plastic repairs), squared and snecked stugged rubble to rear and sides. Base course; eaves cornice; balustraded parapet with corner dies; segmental-arched architraved windows; panelled aprons to keystoned ground floor windows; cornice above ground floor; moulded 1st floor cill course.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3-bay with single windows at ground floor. 1st floor with tripartite keystoned slightly corbelled and bowed window to centre; single windows flanking with lugged architraves. 2-bay single storey wing to left with doorway to right, panelled door and rectangular plate glass fanlight; recessed bowed tripartite window to left with panelled apron and channelled jambs. Wallhead of warehouse behind with 2 shouldered and slightly projecting wallhead stacks.

SW ELEVATION: polished ashlar to 1st floor of left bay with bipartite window; tall round-arched stair window with thin timber mullion;

2 bipartite windows at ground floor; irregular single windows; small wallhead stack.

NE ELEVATION: single storey side wing at ground floor; 1st floor above of ashlar with bipartite window; warehouse block with single window and fire escape stair at 2nd floor; rear portion of elevation obscured by neighbouring building.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-storey; part rendered; 3 windows to centre bays; slightly projecting wallhead stack to left; bipartite wallhead dormer to right.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Black slate piend and platform roof with lead flashings to warehouse; 4 wallhead stacks (see above).

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

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