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Latitude: 55.9742 / 55°58'27"N
Longitude: -3.1669 / 3°10'0"W
OS Eastings: 327269
OS Northings: 676302
OS Grid: NT272763
Mapcode National: GBR 8V5.0X
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B35G
Entry Name: 59-65 (Odd Nos) Constitution Street with Railings
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364233
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27183
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Early 19th century. 2-storey and basement 5-bay block of flats with pend at centre. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front, coursed and squared to sides, coursed rubble with stugged dressings to rear. Base course; band course above ground floor. Broad angle pilasters.
NE (FRONT) ELEVATION: rectangular pend to centre with small window to mezzanine floor above, single window at 1st floor (blinded). Plain doorways accessed by oversailing steps with storage cellars beneath, panelled doors and rectangular 3-pane fanlights. To right, 2 doorways and single window to outer bay, 2 single windows at 1st floor above. To left, doorway and 2 windows to outer bay, 2 single windows at 1st floor above. Single windows to basement. Raised parapet with moulded coping.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: segmental-arched pend to centre with small windows and taller stair window above. Outer bays with (later) doorways and single windows; plain iron window guards to right bays.
SW ELEVATION: lugged gable with rendered apex stack.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Black slate roof with lead flashings; 2 coped and rendered apex stacks.
INTERIOR: not seen 1992, derelict.
Low rubble wall to front, some original cast-iron railings.
To rear small later 19th century brick-built drying shed with louvred and finialled rectangular timber ventilator and base of large round brick-built stalk (truncated). Part of the lead works.
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