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149, 149a Constitution Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9714 / 55°58'16"N

Longitude: -3.1699 / 3°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 327077

OS Northings: 675992

OS Grid: NT270759

Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.DX

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.85RM

Entry Name: 149, 149a Constitution Street

Listing Date: 26 October 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364355

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27256

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century. 3-storey 3-bay tenement with later 19th century shopfront. Cream sandstone, droved ashlar, coursed rubble to rear and side. Band base course.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: doorway with replacement door and rectangular plate glass fanlight to outer left, single window flanking and above. Later 3-bay timber shopfront spanning centre and right bays with plain moulded openings and consoled dentilled cornice; regular fenestration above. 2 rectangular dormers with piended roofs (re-glazed).

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1993.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to left bay, remaining windows modern replacements. Slate roof with stone ridge; rebuilt apex stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1992.

Statement of Interest

Glazing alterations severely affect character. Reinstatement of 12-pane sashes particularly desirable.

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