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49, 51, 53 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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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

Plus Code: 9C7RXRFM+V6

Entry Name: 49, 51, 53 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 45-53 (Odd Nos) Constitution Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364182

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27155

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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