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Latitude: 55.9747 / 55°58'28"N
Longitude: -3.1669 / 3°10'0"W
OS Eastings: 327272
OS Northings: 676360
OS Grid: NT272763
Mapcode National: GBR 8V5.0Q
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B361
Entry Name: 45-53 (Odd Nos) Constitution Street
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364182
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27155
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1810. 2-storey, 8-bay former part of neighbouring Exchange Buildings complex, single storey link to left, large flat-roofed extension to rear. Cream sandstone, stugged ashlar front with polished dressings, pebble-dash render to rear. Ground floor windows with recessed aprons; band course above ground floor; eaves cornice and blocking course; wide ashlar mullions.
NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: regular fenestration to 4 centre bays flanked by slightly advanced bays with fluted pilastered and corniced doorways, paterae and Greek key pattern to frieze, panelled doors and diamond-pattern fanlights. Outer bays with impost band course; to right, tripartite window at ground floor set in segmental-arched panel, tripartite window at 1st floor above; to left, pend (altered), tripartite window at 1st floor above. Single storey link with former Assembly Rooms with plain 2 doorways and small rectangular blind windows above.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: large modern extensions, partly with mansard roofs.
Timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing. Grey slate piended roof with metal flashings; small stack to front.
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
The maps describe the building as part of the Exchange Buildings but it is not shown on the drawings for the Exchange of 1809.
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