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Latitude: 55.9778 / 55°58'39"N
Longitude: -3.1804 / 3°10'49"W
OS Eastings: 326436
OS Northings: 676714
OS Grid: NT264767
Mapcode National: GBR 8R4.8M
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.30SP
Entry Name: 3 and 5 Portland Place and 1-3 (Inclusive Nos) Portland Terrace with Railings; Eh6 6la and Eh6 6lz Respectively
Listing Date: 30 March 1994
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364433
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27312
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1821. 4-storey on raised basement 8-bay classical tenement; basement built-out to form raised terrace. Cleaned cream sandstone droved ashlar with polished dressings. Base course; rusticated ground floor with band course above; cill course to 3rd floor; cornice. Regular fenestration. Flat-panelled doors.
Basement with door to left bay; 7 right bays advanced with 5 2-bay shops, each with window and 2-leaf panelled door; ashlar coping supporting spearhead railings; straight flight of steps at left to principal floor terrace. principal floor, 4th bay from left with tenement door with 3-pane rectangular fanlight and blind windows above; main doors to 2nd (3-pane fanlight) and 6th (sunburst fanlight) bays.
Harled gable end to S, formerly adjoining next building.
Rubble rear elevation.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slates; coped ashlar stacks; ashlar coped skews.
Forms a unified terrace with 4 Portland Terrace and 6-8 (inclusive) Portland Place (see separate listing). The terrace is continued at 21-2 Portland Place (see separate listing) after cruder later 19th century interruptions. 2 Portland Terrace contains 7 flats.
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