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Latitude: 55.9706 / 55°58'14"N
Longitude: -3.1702 / 3°10'12"W
OS Eastings: 327057
OS Northings: 675911
OS Grid: NT270759
Mapcode National: GBR 8T7.B5
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.86M5
Entry Name: 5-13a (Odd Nos) Academy Street with Railings
Listing Date: 12 December 1974
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363396
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26705
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
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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