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12-18 (Even Nos) Bernard Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9759 / 55°58'33"N

Longitude: -3.1673 / 3°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 327253

OS Northings: 676493

OS Grid: NT272764

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.Y9

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B214

Entry Name: 12-18 (Even Nos) Bernard Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363826

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26922

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Later 19th century. 3-storey, 6-bay Italian palazzo-style bank/office building with large modern single storey addition to rear. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front, squared and snecked rubble to rear and side. Base course; ground floor divided by broad shallow pilasters; dentilled cornice and guilloche frieze above ground floor; moulded cill course at 2nd floor; overhanging heavy fluted eaves cornice on deep brackets alternating with deep-set moulded panels; ground floor openings round-arched with moulded heads; architraved windows at 1st floor with console bracketted cornices and balustraded aprons; shouldered architraves and bracketted cills to 2nd floor windows; stacks with bracketted cornices.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: 4 bays to right slightly advanced;

architraved and consoled doorway to outer right, pulvinated frieze with carving of stylised foliage, panelled door and semi-circular plate glass fanlight; modern door inserted into window to right of centre; broader keystoned opening to penultimate bay to left, former pend now infilled as window. Single windows at 1st and 2nd floor above.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows; 2 bays to right slightly advanced; round-arched stair windows with slender timber mullion to outer left. Large single storey flat-roofed modern addition.

NW ELEVATION: 2 round-arched windows to centre bay, secondary doorway; 2 wallhead stacks, to left coped and rendered.

Timber sash and case windows, mostly 4-pane (taller lower sashes at 1st floor, plate glass glazing to ground floor and some rear windows. Piend and platform leaded roof of small roll-jointed sheets; 3 wallhead stacks, 1 transverse stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Group with Nos 2-10, 1-31 Bernard Street, 29-43 Constitution Street and Robert Burns Statue.

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