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39 and 39a Portland Street with Front Walls, Steps and Railings; Eh6 4bb

A Category C Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9772 / 55°58'37"N

Longitude: -3.1824 / 3°10'56"W

OS Eastings: 326313

OS Northings: 676650

OS Grid: NT263766

Mapcode National: GBR 8Q4.WV

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.21V5

Entry Name: 39 and 39a Portland Street with Front Walls, Steps and Railings; Eh6 4bb

Listing Date: 30 March 1994

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364480

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27347

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1840. 3-storey and attic on raised basement 3-bay house. Droved cream sandstone ashlar with polished dressings. Channelled, painted basement; base course; modillioned cornice. Moulded architraves, cornices at ground. Regular fenestration.

At right, straight flight of steps to Roman Doric pilastered and corniced doorpiece with panelled door with rectangular fanlight; basement door below. Pair of piend-roofed tripartite dormers.

Variety of timber windows. Grey slates; ashlar stacks; ashlar coped skews. Obtrusive cast-iron downpipes to front elevation.

WALLS, STEPS AND RAILINGS: low ashlar coped rubble wall to front; smooth rock-faced rustication to side wall and steps. Cast-iron railings, some spearheaded.

Statement of Interest

No 39 is now 6 flats.

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