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Church Hall, St Mary Star Of The Sea, 106 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9738 / 55°58'25"N

Longitude: -3.1694 / 3°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 327114

OS Northings: 676259

OS Grid: NT271762

Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.H1

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.930R

Plus Code: 9C7RXRFJ+G6

Entry Name: Church Hall, St Mary Star Of The Sea, 106 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 106/01 Constitution Street, St Mary Star of the Sea, Halls, Former School

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364518

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27372

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Dated 1903. 3-storey flat-roofed rectangular-plan school with roof play ground to rear of St Mary Star by the Sea. Reddish-yellow brick with dressings of cream sandstone. Bays of long elevations divided by slender off-set buttresses rising to gablet-capped dies serving as piers to rooftop railings.

SE ELEVATION: 8-bay; large corniced window to each bay and floor;

3 bays to left previously abutted by another full-height building, now rendered and blank with lower 2-storey lean-to extension accessed via forestair.

SW ELEVATION: 5-bay; 2 advanced bays to right with secondary doorways at ground floor with exposed iron lintels; single windows at 1st and 2nd floor, 2nd floor windows with aprons of herringbone brickwork with blank concrete shields inserted and segmental-arched stylised hoodmould with finial over. Bays to centre and to left of centre as above. Narrow 4-stage stair bay to outer left with small paired 2-tier windows divided by panels of herringbone brickwork and culminating in cap-house. Smaller lean-to addition to outer left with single window and secondary door.

NW ELEVATION: as SE elevation except for projecting 4-storey blank bay to outer right with small windows on return and smaller lean-to addition at ground floor. To outer right bay lower 2-storey flat- roofed addition with narrow windows to 1st and 2nd floor on return NE.

NE ELEVATION: 3-bay; blank centre bay with broad wallhead stack; single corniced windows to outer bays.

Large 12-pane timber casement cross windows. 1 wallhead stack; plain cast-iron railings to roof parapet.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Listed for its unusual brick construction and the decorative brickwork detailing.

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