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Edinburgh, Leith, 3-5 Portland Place

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9778 / 55°58'39"N

Longitude: -3.1804 / 3°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 326436

OS Northings: 676714

OS Grid: NT264767

Mapcode National: GBR 8R4.8M

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.30SP

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 3-5 Portland Place

Listing Date: 30 March 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364433

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27312

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1821. 4-storey on raised basement 8-bay classical tenement; basement built-out to form raised terrace. Cleaned cream sandstone droved ashlar with polished dressings. Base course; rusticated ground floor with band course above; cill course to 3rd floor; cornice. Regular fenestration. Flat-panelled doors.

Basement with door to left bay; 7 right bays advanced with 5 2-bay shops, each with window and 2-leaf panelled door; ashlar coping supporting spearhead railings; straight flight of steps at left to principal floor terrace. principal floor, 4th bay from left with tenement door with 3-pane rectangular fanlight and blind windows above; main doors to 2nd (3-pane fanlight) and 6th (sunburst fanlight) bays.

Harled gable end to S, formerly adjoining next building.

Rubble rear elevation.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slates; coped ashlar stacks; ashlar coped skews.

Statement of Interest

Forms a unified terrace with 4 Portland Terrace and 6-8 (inclusive) Portland Place (see separate listing). The terrace is continued at 21-2 Portland Place (see separate listing) after cruder later 19th century interruptions. 2 Portland Terrace contains 7 flats.

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