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18-46 (Even Nos) Great Junction Street

A Category C Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9713 / 55°58'16"N

Longitude: -3.1728 / 3°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 326897

OS Northings: 675991

OS Grid: NT268759

Mapcode National: GBR 8S6.TY

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.75DM

Entry Name: 18-46 (Even Nos) Great Junction Street

Listing Date: 29 April 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364698

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27492

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Circa 1870. Block of 3, 5-bay 4-storey tenements with shops at ground floor and Gothic details. Cream sandstone, droved ashlar with polished dressings, coursed rubble to rear. Hood-mould over shops joining labelstops to common stair doorways; cill courses to all floors; eaves cornice; stop-chamfered reveals; moulded lintels at 1st and 2nd floor; 1st floor windows with Corinthian mullions; 2nd floor windows with Corinthian columnar mullion; 3rd floor windows with carved trefoiled heads; roll-moulded common stair doorways with segmental-shaped 2-pane fanlights and hoodmoulds with floral labelstops.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: each tenement with common stair doorway to centre flanked by shops. Single windows above to centre bays, centre window at 3rd floor pointed-arched with hood-mould and carved trefoil to tympanum, tall shouldered wallhead stack above; bipartite windows to outer bays.

Exception: Nos 40-46 slightly elongated proportions, no wallhead stack, formerly pend to outer right, now entrance to modern shopping centre to rear, entrance with period cast-iron entrance porch (moved to site).

Original shopfront No 46 with slender carved mullions; No 44 good 1930s fishmongers front and tiled interior; remaining shopfronts modern replacements.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows.

Mostly timber sash and case windows, plate glass or 4-pane glazing, some modern replacements. Slate roof, 2 wallhead stacks linked to roof (see above), mutual stacks (mostly rebuilt), stacks originally with rounded arrises over shoulders. Moulded eaves gutters.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Brought above the margin for listing by wealth of carved detail.

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