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Latitude: 55.9705 / 55°58'13"N
Longitude: -3.1742 / 3°10'27"W
OS Eastings: 326807
OS Northings: 675904
OS Grid: NT268759
Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.J6
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.66Q7
Entry Name: 26-40 (Even Nos) Kirk Street
Listing Date: 29 April 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364828
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27580
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
This section of Kirk Street was formerly called Union Street (renamed 1966). Well proportioned terrace producing impressive streetscape.
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