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52 Leith Walk with Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9698 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.1731 / 3°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 326879

OS Northings: 675820

OS Grid: NT268758

Mapcode National: GBR 8S7.RH

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.768T

Entry Name: 52 Leith Walk with Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364978

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27682

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early 19th century. 2-storey, 4-bay town house with basement. Cream sandstone, droved ashlar with polished dressings, coursed and squared rubble to rear and side. Band course above basement; band cill course at ground floor; band course above ground floor; dentilled eaves cornice with blocking course; architraved windows at ground floor.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: Roman Doric doorpiece approached by railed steps with stylised foliate frieze to columns, cornice and blocking course to bay to left of centre, rectangular plate glass fanlight, 2-leaf panelled door. Single windows to remaining bays and floors. 2 canted and piended dormers.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: central stair window with stained glass, small flat-roofed extension at ground floor below. Modern picture window inserted at 1st floor of right bay. Single windows to left bay.

NE ELEVATION: 3-bay; gabled with broad apex stack; single windows (blocked in outer bays).

Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing. Black slate roof; apex stack (see above), coped mutual stack.

INTERIOR: tiled vestibule with ornate cornice, tripartite inner door, plasterwork to hall and stair.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low and taller boundary wall, some original arrowhead iron railings.

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