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Edinburgh, Leith, 26-28 Kirk Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9709 / 55°58'15"N

Longitude: -3.1739 / 3°10'26"W

OS Eastings: 326829

OS Northings: 675942

OS Grid: NT268759

Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.L3

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.65WZ

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 26-28 Kirk Street

Listing Date: 29 April 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364825

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27580

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19 century. Group of 4, 4-storey, cellar and attic 6-bay stripped classical tenements. Cream sandstone, stugged ashlar front, coursed rubble to rear and SW, brick to NE elevation. Base course; band course above doorway; band cill course at 1st floor; chamfered arrises to doorways.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: each tenement with common stair doorway to right of centre, main door flats to left, panelled doors to Nos 28, 34, 36, 3-pane fanlights to Nos 26, 34. Single windows to remaining bays above. Narrow shouldered wallhead stacks at centre of end houses. Rectangular dormers with half-piended roofs.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows, 4-storey square brick projections to each tenement with doorway on flank.

NE ELEVATION: brick-built; gabled with broad ashlar apex stack; single windows at 3rd floor to right.

SW ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack.

Timber sash and case windows, some 12-pane, mostly plate glass glazing, some modern replacement windows. Slate piend and platformed roof;

2 wallhead and 2 apex stacks (see above), prominent tall mutual stacks rising from wallhead. Downpipe recesses.

INTERIOR: stone stair to rear with plain timber handrail.

Statement of Interest

This section of Kirk Street was formerly called Union Street (renamed 1966). Well proportioned terrace producing impressive streetscape.

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