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11 John's Place, Former St James's Church Rectory

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9724 / 55°58'20"N

Longitude: -3.1673 / 3°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 327246

OS Northings: 676102

OS Grid: NT272761

Mapcode National: GBR 8T6.YK

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B40T

Entry Name: 11 John's Place, Former St James's Church Rectory

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364778

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27545

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

George Gilbert Scott (R Rowand Anderson, assistant), 1862-5. 2-storey and attic 3-bay irregular-plan rectory with gothic details. Cream sandstone, squared and snecked rubble with polished dressings and bands of red ashlar. Base course; chamfered reveals; shouldered-arched openings.

E (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3-bay; centre and right bay advanced; gabled bay to centre with 2-storey canted window with half-piend roof, single window to gablehead. Bay to right with tripartite window at ground floor, bipartite window at 1st floor above. Recessed narrow bay to left with pointed-arch doorway with trefoiled fanlight (blocked), single windows on return of centre bay.

S ELEVATION: 2-bay; gabled with irregular spaced single windows; rectangular oriel on single corbel with bipartite window and narrow sidelights at 1st floor.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: link to church halls at ground floor; wallhead raised into M-gable with broad tapering apex stacks; bipartite pointed-arch transomed stair window at 1st floor; irregular single windows.

Replacement windows throughout. Slate roof with stone ridge; battered stacks 2 at apex (see above), 1 transverse stack; octagonal cans; modern velux rooflights. Moulded eaves gutter, fixtures and gutterheads.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Low rubble wall with saddleback coping, gatepiers with chamfered arrises and half-conical heads, later gates and railings.

Statement of Interest

Now used as offices.

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