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Latitude: 55.9733 / 55°58'23"N
Longitude: -3.1678 / 3°10'4"W
OS Eastings: 327215
OS Northings: 676200
OS Grid: NT272762
Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.T7
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.94S5
Entry Name: 89 Constitution Street
Listing Date: 29 April 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364261
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27201
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Style of James Simpson, circa 1890. 3-bay 2-storey office in French classical style with single storey side wing to N and 3-storey former warehouse (now flats and offices) to rear. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front (some plastic repairs), squared and snecked stugged rubble to rear and sides. Base course; eaves cornice; balustraded parapet with corner dies; segmental-arched architraved windows; panelled aprons to keystoned ground floor windows; cornice above ground floor; moulded 1st floor cill course.
NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3-bay with single windows at ground floor. 1st floor with tripartite keystoned slightly corbelled and bowed window to centre; single windows flanking with lugged architraves. 2-bay single storey wing to left with doorway to right, panelled door and rectangular plate glass fanlight; recessed bowed tripartite window to left with panelled apron and channelled jambs. Wallhead of warehouse behind with 2 shouldered and slightly projecting wallhead stacks.
SW ELEVATION: polished ashlar to 1st floor of left bay with bipartite window; tall round-arched stair window with thin timber mullion;
2 bipartite windows at ground floor; irregular single windows; small wallhead stack.
NE ELEVATION: single storey side wing at ground floor; 1st floor above of ashlar with bipartite window; warehouse block with single window and fire escape stair at 2nd floor; rear portion of elevation obscured by neighbouring building.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-storey; part rendered; 3 windows to centre bays; slightly projecting wallhead stack to left; bipartite wallhead dormer to right.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Black slate piend and platform roof with lead flashings to warehouse; 4 wallhead stacks (see above).
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
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