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Latitude: 55.9805 / 55°58'49"N
Longitude: -3.1969 / 3°11'48"W
OS Eastings: 325414
OS Northings: 677039
OS Grid: NT254770
Mapcode National: GBR 8M3.YN
Mapcode Global: WH6SD.VYV4
Entry Name: Edinburgh, 11 Pier Place
Listing Date: 17 October 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390331
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43725
Building Class: Cultural
Unitary Authority Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1870. 2-storey, 3-bay a-symmetrical house attached to church. Rendered and whitewashed facade; rubble sandstone to rear and side elevations. No base, string or blocking course. Tudor-arched openings (original) and painted rectangular surrounds (20th century) to all openings.
N (PIER PLACE) ELEVATION: entry at ground to left of centre; boarded timber door; 2-pane fanlight set in Tudor arch above. Single windows to ground floor in bays to centre and outer right; decorative iron guards (20th century) to both. Single windows in all bays at 1st floor; Tudor arches and painted surrounds.
8-pane timber sash and case windows to all openings. Grey slate roof in diminishing courses; harled and limewashed apex stack to E.
Originally the community reading rooms, the building functioned alongside Newhaven Free Church (later St Andrews). A picture taken before the addition of the church spire in 1882 shows No 11 without painted surrounds to its openings or iron guards to its ground floor windows. A sign displaying the words "READING ROOMS" then ran across the facade between the ground and 1st floors (see McGowran, p183).
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