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12 Leith Walk 3 and 5 Kirk Street and 1 Cassel's Lane with Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9704 / 55°58'13"N

Longitude: -3.1725 / 3°10'21"W

OS Eastings: 326914

OS Northings: 675883

OS Grid: NT269758

Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.W8

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.76JC

Entry Name: 12 Leith Walk 3 and 5 Kirk Street and 1 Cassel's Lane with Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364933

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27659

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Circa 1800. 3-storey, 4-bay terraced town house with basement, later 19th century tenement added to rear. Cream sandstone, dressed ashlar with polished dressings, coursed and squared rubble to NE elevation, rubble to rear with droved dressings. Band course above basement; architraved windows, corniced at ground floor; dentilled eaves cornice.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: pilastered and corniced doorway to bay to left of centre accessed by steps, fluted pilasters and swagged frieze, rectangular plate glass fanlight and panelled door. Single windows to remaining bays and floors. 2 bipartite dormers with piended roofs.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: rear garden built up with 4-storey 4-bay later 19th century extension; single windows.

NE ELEVATION: M-gabled with broad apex stacks; single windows.

Timber sash and case windows, mostly 12-pane, some plate glass glazing to rear. Grey slate roof; 2 apex (see above) and mutual stack. Gutter recess as division with terraced neighbour.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low rubble boundary wall to front, some original cast-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

B group see notes to Nos 20 and 22 Leith Walk.

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