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Edinburgh, Leith, 1-2 the Shore, Leith Signal Tower

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9776 / 55°58'39"N

Longitude: -3.169 / 3°10'8"W

OS Eastings: 327148

OS Northings: 676689

OS Grid: NT271766

Mapcode National: GBR 8T4.LN

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.906S

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Leith, 1-2 the Shore, Leith Signal Tower

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365233

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27884

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Robert Mylne, 1685-6, remodelled probably early 19th century; surrounding public house added 1882. Crenellated (1820s ornamentation), circular tower of 5 off-set stages built as windmill with single storey flat-roofed public house at ground. Cream sandstone, coursed rubble with polished and droved ashlar dressings, pub front painted. String courses at 1st, 2nd and above 3rd floor; blind quatrefoils to 4th floor; corbelled and crenellated parapet.

W (SHORE) ELEVATION: pub front with deep-set basket-arched stop-chamfered openings with fielded aprons, channelled jambs and continuous cornice; doorway flanked by single opening to right,

2 openings to left. Opening to chamfered corner to outer left. Single window per stage in alignment in tower above; small single windows flanking to right at 1st and 2nd floor.

S ELEVATION: abutted by later 4-storey tenement (Nos 3 and 4 Shore, listed separately).

NE (TOWER STREET) ELEVATION: doorway at ground floor with 2 openings flanking to right, single opening to left. Single window per stage in alignment in tower above.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: single window at 4th floor. Foundry building abutting below (listed separately).

18- and 24-pane timber sash and case windows to tower; replacement windows to pub front.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

A group with No 3 Shore and Nos 4 Shore and 6 Tower Street. Built as a rope mill.

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