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17 Academy Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9709 / 55°58'15"N

Longitude: -3.1702 / 3°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 327057

OS Northings: 675939

OS Grid: NT270759

Mapcode National: GBR 8T7.B2

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.85MZ

Entry Name: 17 Academy Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363434

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26718

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic 5-bay symmetrical classical villa, large modern extension in front garden.

Cream sandstone, squared and snecked rubble to basement, stugged ashlar with polished dressings above, coursed and squared rubble to rear and sides. Band course above basement and ground floor; dentilled eaves cornice with blocking course; blind balustraded aprons to ground floor windows; architraved windows.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: Roman Doric columned doorpiece at centre with acanthus leaf neckband, marbled paterae frieze, black marbled door surround accessed by steps; single windows at 1st floor above. Single windows to remaining bays.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: stair window to centre; single windows flanking; rooflight.

SW ELEVATION: gabled with ashlar apex stack; single windows to centre bay, small window to left.

NE ELEVATION: gabled with ashlar apex stack; single windows (blocked) at 1st floor, small window to gablehead.

Timber sash and case windows, mostly plate glass glazing, some 12-pane to rear and side (1 replacement window to front elevation). Slate roof with lead flashing; 2 apex stacks (see above). Ashlar coped skews. Moulded gutter heads.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Allegedly built by merchant James Scott in 1801 but it is not shown on Ainslie?s Edinburgh & Leith map of 1804.

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