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Edinburgh, 17-18 John's Place, Warehouse

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9719 / 55°58'18"N

Longitude: -3.1677 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 327218

OS Northings: 676048

OS Grid: NT272760

Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.VQ

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.95T6

Entry Name: Edinburgh, 17-18 John's Place, Warehouse

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364784

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27550

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

J Anderson Hamilton, 1862. Imposing 5-storey and attic corner warehouse with 3-storey wing to rear. Cream sandstone, coursed and squared stugged rubble to SE and SW with polished and droved ashlar dressings, squared and snecked rubble to rear and wing. Base course; polished ashlar rusticated quoins; segmental-arched and keystoned barred windows with bracketted cills; gableheads with pronounced corbelled skewputts and triangular panels with carved motifs; round-arched doorways with heavy rope-mouldings stepping over carved Leith mottoes and knotted label stops.

SE (John's Place) elevation: 3-bay; broad doorway at centre; windows to each bay and floor, wider in centre bay. Taller centre gable with kneelers and triangular date panel; smaller gableheads flanking.

SW (Wellington Place) elevation: 7-bay; windows to each bay and floor; broad doorway to outer left. Gable with kneelers to centre bay; smaller gableheads to 2nd and 6th bay. 2 small gabled timber dormers.

NW (rear) elevation: 3-storey later flat-roofed wing with segmental-arched openings; 4 broad doorways at ground floor (now blocked), 1 rectangular doorway, small slated addition to roof. Windows to main warehouse behind blocked with rubble. 3 small gabled timber dormers.

Barred timber casement windows. Slate piended and platform roof. Ornamental gutterheads.

Interior: largely remodelled with steel stanchions; some floor levels changed circa early 20th century.

Statement of Interest

Group with Nos 12 and 12A John's Place (see Notes) and 121-125 Constitution Street. Given new address on redevelopment to combine with original 12 John's Place.

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