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16, 18 and 20 Tower Street, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9767 / 55°58'36"N

Longitude: -3.1665 / 3°9'59"W

OS Eastings: 327301

OS Northings: 676581

OS Grid: NT273765

Mapcode National: GBR 8V5.20

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B1CJ

Entry Name: 16, 18 and 20 Tower Street, Edinburgh

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Last Amended: 28 August 2015

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 405706

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27913

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century. Narrow 4- and 5-storey parallel warehouses connected by wall of demolished warehouse and modern link to rear. Cream sandstone, coursed and squared rubble with droved dressings.

SE RANGE: narrow 4-storey 2- by 4-bay warehouse, reduced in height by

1 storey with modern flat roof; single windows.

NW RANGE: narrow 5-storey 2- by 7-bay warehouse; hoist doors and timber hoist to right bay of NE elevation, left bay with blocked windows; loading doors to centre bay of interior courtyard elevation; single windows.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: adjoining building demolished (circa mid 20th century), only party wall remaining; protruding joists; blocked openings; segmental-arched former pend opening leading to courtyard.

Mostly barred windows, some with internal wooden shutters, some wooden lintels. Piended slate roof to NW range.

INTERIOR: NW range chamfered timber posts and beam construction; flagged (fireproof?) stone stairs (possibly later). Hoist machinery to attic of NW range.

Statement of Interest

Statutory address revised in 2015. Previously listed as '16 Tower Street'.

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