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20-26 (Even Nos) Bernard Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.976 / 55°58'33"N

Longitude: -3.1676 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 327231

OS Northings: 676510

OS Grid: NT272765

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.V7

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.92V0

Entry Name: 20-26 (Even Nos) Bernard Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363842

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26935

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1800, No 24 heightened 1879; No 26 James Simpson, 1880. 3-storey and attic 10-bay tenement with twin-bows and rear addition. Grey sandstone, tooled ashlar with polished dressings to front, coursed and squared rubble to sides, pink coursed rubble to rear. Base course; cill band course at 1st floor; eaves cornice; architraved and corniced doorways with panelled doors and rectangular plate glass fanlights.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: bowed projections of 3 bays with single windows to outer left and right, to right with half-conical roof. 2 doorways to left of centre (to right inserted 1880), single windows above. Bay to left of centre with single windows. Next bay with doorway at ground floor; single windows above. No 24 raised to 4-storey, single windows at 3rd floor.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows; No 22 with circular stairwell with catslide roof and doorway on flank; rectangular dormer with piended roof. No 24 raised to 4-storey; lower 2-storey flat-roofed link with addition to rear (No 26, James Simpson, 1880).

NW ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows to centre bay.

SE ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows at ground floor and to centre bay.

NO 26: James Simpson, 1880. 2-storey 3-bay outbuilding with segmental-arched pend and bipartite windows.

Timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing, replacement window to rear dormer. Slate roof with metal flashings; velux rooflights to No 22; No 24 flat-roofed; 2 apex stacks (see above), mutual stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Includes Nos 24A and 24B Bernard Street.

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