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Latitude: 55.9699 / 55°58'11"N
Longitude: -3.1729 / 3°10'22"W
OS Eastings: 326892
OS Northings: 675836
OS Grid: NT268758
Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.SF
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.76CQ
Entry Name: Edinburgh, 42 Leith Walk
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364972
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27677
Building Class: Cultural
Unitary Authority Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Pre 1804. 4-storey, 3-bay townhouse with basement, part of near regular terrace of 5. Cream sandstone, dressed ashlar with polished dressings, coursed rubble to SW elevation, rubble to rear. Band course above basement; ground floor windows architraved and corniced; dentilled eaves cornice.
SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: pilastered and corniced doorway to right of centre, rectangular plate glass fanlight, 2-leaf panelled door. Single windows to remaining bays and floors. Single rectangular dormer with piended roof to right; rectangular tripartite piended dormer to left.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: semi-circular projecting stair well; single windows.
SW ELEVATION: gablehead raised with broad apex stack; single windows (some blinded).
Timber sash and case windows, mostly 12-pane glazing, some replacement windows to rear. Black slate roof; apex stack (see above), coped mutual stack.
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low rubble boundary wall to front, some original iron railings.
B group see Notes to Nos 20 and 22 Leith Walk. Large flat-roofed modern extension to rear not included in listing.
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