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Latitude: 55.9754 / 55°58'31"N
Longitude: -3.1677 / 3°10'3"W
OS Eastings: 327224
OS Northings: 676436
OS Grid: NT272764
Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.VH
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.92TJ
Entry Name: 27-29 (Inclusive Nos) Maritime Street
Listing Date: 15 July 1983
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365136
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27804
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Possibly mid 18th century, reconstructed later, restored 1991. 3-storey 7-bay former tenement with pend at centre, now converted into offices. Variegated sandstone, coursed rubble with droved dressings.
NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: segmental-arched cobbled pend to centre; 2 single windows above. Low doorway flanking to left. Doorway to right divided from pend by recently formed window. Single windows to remaining bays.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: wide opening to 2 floors above pend infilled with timber weather-boarding and 2 large windows. Irregularly spaced windows to either sides. Some remains of blocked-up openings; relieving arch over 1st floor window to right.
Mostly modern 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; small central stack.
INTERIOR: gutted and converted to offices 1991.
Birthplace of John Home (born 1808), author of ?Douglas?. During the recent restoration a number of new windows have been formed.
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