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Latitude: 55.9804 / 55°58'49"N
Longitude: -3.1937 / 3°11'37"W
OS Eastings: 325613
OS Northings: 677024
OS Grid: NT256770
Mapcode National: GBR 8N3.LP
Mapcode Global: WH6SD.XYC6
Entry Name: Edinburgh, Newhaven, 18, 20 Main Street
Listing Date: 17 October 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390298
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43705
Building Class: Cultural
Unitary Authority Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Ian Lindsay & Partners circa 1970. 2-storey, 8-bay symmetrical, rectangular-plan pair of houses (left subdivided) forming part of terrace. Harled and limewashed; raised and painted surrounds to openings; 2-leaf timber boarded doors; exterior stairs with timber railings to 1st floor.
S (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: timber boarded doors within stair recess to ground in bays to left and right of centre; storage door to left beneath stair. Single windows to ground in bays to left of centre; single window to No 18 in bay to outer right; pend opening through
No 16 in bay to outer right. Stairs to 1st floor double doors aligned above those at ground; flanking single windows.
N (REAR) ELEVATION, variety of single and bipartite windows to ground and 1st floors.
2-pane aluminium windows to both elevations. Machine-made red pantiled roof; raised skews. Harled ridge stack to centre; harled gablehead stack to W with precast concrete copes and circular cans.
B Group with Nos 12-14 and 22-38 Main Street, Newhaven (see separate list entries). One of a number of projects in Newhaven undertaken by Ian Lindsay & Partners during the 1970s, this group of houses displays characteristics common to all - harled and limewashed walls, red pantiles and exterior stairs. Despite harsh detailing and element of standardisation, sympathetic interpretation of the 2-storey cottages with exterior stairs that were originally on this site must be acknowledged (see photograph in McGowran). A pioneering attempt to conserve and improve an entire fishing village, this was a substantial project with a clear philosophy. Contrasting with more recent restoration attempts, it clearly illustrates the differing and developing attitudes towards conservation.
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