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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 364480
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27347
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
No 39 is now 6 flats.
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