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5-13a (Odd Nos) Academy Street with Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9705 / 55°58'13"N

Longitude: -3.1704 / 3°10'13"W

OS Eastings: 327046

OS Northings: 675897

OS Grid: NT270758

Mapcode National: GBR 8T7.97

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.86J8

Entry Name: 5-13a (Odd Nos) Academy Street with Railings

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363395

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26705

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early 19th century. 4-storey and attic 12-bay tenement with pend to right. Cream sandstone, tooled ashlar with polished dressings to front elevation, coursed and squared rubble to side, coursed rubble to rear. Base course; channelled ground floor; band course above ground floor; eaves cornice; pronounced voussoirs to ground floor openings.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: bowed bay of 3 windows (centre windows blocked) with basement and half-conical roof to outer right. Round-arched pend flanking to left with stone-flagged forecourt. Common stair and main door flat doorways with panelled doors and rectangular fanlights, reproduction radial astragal patterns to Nos 9 and 13. Regular fenestration to remaining bays. 2 short wallhead stacks; 2 rectangular single dormers with piended roofs.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: round-arched pend and single windows.

NE ELEVATION: truncated gable with paired apex stacks; narrow windows to centre bay.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with lead flashings; 2 wallhead and 2 apex stacks (see above), mutual stacks. Moulded eaves gutter to Nos 11-13a.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

RAILINGS: plain arrowhead railings to front.

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