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42 Leith Walk with Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9699 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.1729 / 3°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 326892

OS Northings: 675836

OS Grid: NT268758

Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.SF

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.76CQ

Entry Name: 42 Leith Walk with Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364972

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27677

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Pre 1804. 4-storey, 3-bay townhouse with basement, part of near regular terrace of 5. Cream sandstone, dressed ashlar with polished dressings, coursed rubble to SW elevation, rubble to rear. Band course above basement; ground floor windows architraved and corniced; dentilled eaves cornice.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: pilastered and corniced doorway to right of centre, rectangular plate glass fanlight, 2-leaf panelled door. Single windows to remaining bays and floors. Single rectangular dormer with piended roof to right; rectangular tripartite piended dormer to left.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: semi-circular projecting stair well; single windows.

SW ELEVATION: gablehead raised with broad apex stack; single windows (some blinded).

Timber sash and case windows, mostly 12-pane glazing, some replacement windows to rear. Black slate roof; apex stack (see above), coped mutual stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

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

Statement of Interest

B group see Notes to Nos 20 and 22 Leith Walk. Large flat-roofed modern extension to rear not included in listing.

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