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137 Constitution Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9717 / 55°58'18"N

Longitude: -3.1694 / 3°10'10"W

OS Eastings: 327108

OS Northings: 676026

OS Grid: NT271760

Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.HT

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.85ZC

Entry Name: 137 Constitution Street

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364327

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27240

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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James Bow Dunn, 1887. 5-storey 7-bay warehouse with single storey outbuilding (former drying, cutting and smoking houses and covered court) to rear. Cream sandstone, coursed and squared stugged rubble with droved ashlar dressings, squared and snecked rubble to rear. Raised margins to front elevation.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: regular fenestration; large segmental-arched corniced ashlar doorway in bay to left of centre, roll-moulded arch with carved keystone, deeply chamfered moulded reveals, tripartite timber door with round-arched bays, 2-leaf panelled door, panelled aprons and plate glass fanlight; window at 1st floor above with shouldered architrave, scroll-flanked and pedimented; wallhead above raised in gable with angled skew blocks and apex stack.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 5-bay; regular windows; bay to right of centre breaking eaves in small gable and hoist doors (now bricked-up). Single storey outbuildings to rear forming link with tenement Nos 12 and

13 Wellington Place,

Plate glass sash and case windows to ground floor of front elevation, otherwise 4-pane fixed timber windows. Grey slate roof with lead flashings; 1 apex stack (see above). Moulded eaves gutter with cast-iron brackets.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Formerly linked with 12 and 13 Wellington Place (listed separately) by drying, cutting and smoking houses and a covered court with segmental-arched braced iron roof with spirelet vent openings (now rebuilt). The basement of the tenement was used as additional warehouse space. Previously listed as 133 Constitution Street. Statutory address updated 2013.

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