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1-5 (Odd Nos) Great Junction Street, 2 and 4 Leith Walk and 2, 4 Kirk Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9706 / 55°58'14"N

Longitude: -3.1724 / 3°10'20"W

OS Eastings: 326919

OS Northings: 675905

OS Grid: NT269759

Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.W6

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.76K7

Entry Name: 1-5 (Odd Nos) Great Junction Street, 2 and 4 Leith Walk and 2, 4 Kirk Street

Listing Date: 29 April 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364645

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27464

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Circa 1800. L-plan, plain classical tenement on an obtusely angled corner site, 4-storey and attic with shops at ground. Cream sandstone, ashlar to principal elevations, polished at ground floor, droved above, coursed rubble with stugged dressings to rear and side. Band course and cornice above ground floor; cill band course at 3rd floor; eaves cornice (blocking course to E elevation).

E (LEITH WALK) ELEVATION: 4-bay; pilastered shopfronts at ground floor with small windows; single windows to floors above; truncated wallhead stack to centre; 2 single dormers with half-piended roofs.

NE (GREAT JUNCTION STREET) ELEVATION: 5-bay; chamfered reveals to doorways; pilastered shopfronts to Nos 1, 3, 5 public house at No 5 with stained glass top panels (circa 1900), modern replacements to remaining shopfronts. Single windows to floors above; blocked windows to 2nd bay.

S (KIRK STREET) ELEVATION: 4-bay; 3 gabled bays to right with apex stack; replacement windows to shopfronts; 2 doorways to outer left; single dormer to outer left.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular windows; wallhead stacks.

12-pane timber sash and case windows, plate glass to rear. Slate roof with metal flashings; 2 apex, wallhead (see above) and mutual stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Forms a continuous corner group with the similarly-detailed later tenement, Nos 7-17 Great Junction Street.

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