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Edinburgh, Newhaven, 22 Main Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9804 / 55°58'49"N

Longitude: -3.1939 / 3°11'38"W

OS Eastings: 325597

OS Northings: 677026

OS Grid: NT255770

Mapcode National: GBR 8N3.JN

Mapcode Global: WH6SD.XY86

Entry Name: Edinburgh, Newhaven, 22 Main Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 368806

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29283

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Unitary Authority Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier 19th century; recast by Ian Lindsay & Partners, circa 1970. 2-storey, 2-bay rectangular-plan house forming part of terrace; a-symmetrical. Repointed coursed yellow sandstone rubble; droved dressings; painted surrounds to openings; projecting cills. Harled and limewashed forestair with timber railings to 1st floor.

S (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: stair to left of centre to 1st floor entry. Timber door; rectangular 3-light fanlight above. Small opening in bay to outer left; single window in bay to outer right. 2 single windows at ground to right of forestair. Timber boarded door set within re-entrant angle of forestair.

N (GREAT MICHAEL SQUARE) ELEVATION: symmetrical disposition of doorway in bay to left of centre; single window to right. Regularly fenestrated to 1st floor. Velux rooflight.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to both elevations. Grey slate roof; raised stone skews. Precast concrete coped stone apex stack to E; harled and limewashed wallhead stack to W; circular cans to both.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 12-14 and 24-38 Main Street, Newhaven (see separate list entries). One of the many Newhaven properties refurbished by Ian Lindsay & Partners during the 1970s, this has features common to all - timber sash and case windows, concrete copes and a harled forestair to standard Lindsay detail. However, the decision to keep the existing stone front with minor repairs as required segregates this property from those around it (all of which are harled and limewashed). Note the retention of the fishing village vernacular with the exterior stair and inherent simplicity. Despite harsh detailing (note the painted surrounds and harled forestair), the practice?s Newhaven work should 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 Nos 35 & 36 Main Street, Newhaven.

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