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59-65 (Odd Nos) Constitution Street with Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9742 / 55°58'27"N

Longitude: -3.1672 / 3°10'1"W

OS Eastings: 327252

OS Northings: 676301

OS Grid: NT272763

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.YX

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B31G

Entry Name: 59-65 (Odd Nos) Constitution Street with Railings

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364234

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27183

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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