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Edinburgh, Newhaven, 60 Main Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9804 / 55°58'49"N

Longitude: -3.1972 / 3°11'49"W

OS Eastings: 325392

OS Northings: 677029

OS Grid: NT253770

Mapcode National: GBR 8M3.WP

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.VYP6

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Newhaven, 60 Main Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 368802

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29280

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century; recast and converted by Ian Lindsay & Partners, circa 1970. 3-storey, 4-bay rectangular-plan tenement forming part of terrace. Harled and limewashed; projecting string course; raised and painted concrete surrounds to openings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber boarded door to entry in bay to left of centre; 3-light fanlight above. Single windows in remaining bays to ground floor. Regularly fenestrated to 1st and 2nd floors.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated to all floors.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to N and S. Grey slate roof; large rooflight in central bay. Harled gablehead stack to E; mutual ridge stack to W with precast concrete copes and circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Former Marine Hotel with the adjacent No 62. Previously stuccoed with timber architraves (rough ashlar at ground, rubble above in 1970). Formerly in use as a school, at least in part. Single storey additions to the rear of both No 62 and 60, shown on the 1876 Ordnance Survey map, were demolished by Ian Lindsay & Partners. One of many Newhaven properties refurbished by the practice during the 1970s, the building displays characteristics typical to the whole scheme - harling and limewash and timber sash and case windows. Despite harsh detailing and standardisation, work here must be acknowledged as a pioneering attempt to conserve and improve an entire fishing village. A substantial project with a clear philosophy, it contrasts with more recent restoration attempts and thus, illustrates the differing and developing attitudes towards conservation. Previously listed as 3-5 Main Street.

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