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40-41 Maritime Street, Leith, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9747 / 55°58'28"N

Longitude: -3.1684 / 3°10'6"W

OS Eastings: 327181

OS Northings: 676362

OS Grid: NT271763

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.QQ

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.93H1

Plus Code: 9C7RXRFJ+VM

Entry Name: 40-41 Maritime Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 18-20 (Inclusive Nos) Maritime Lane and 40, 41 Maritime Street

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365118

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27787

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200365118

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Warehouse

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A Hunter Crawford, 1891, incorporating earlier 19th century range to NE. 2-storey L-plan range of warehouses and workshops with modern single storey shed partly infilling courtyard. Cream sandstone, coursed rubble to Maritime Lane elevation, squared and snecked rubble with tooled ashlar dressings to Maritime Street.

NW (MARITIME STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay; segmental-arched pend opening to centre; single window at 1st floor. To right paired window at ground floor with 3 single windows above. To left, as above with doorway flanking windows at ground. Wallhead stack to right of centre.

NE (MARITIME LANE) ELEVATION: 11-bay with single storey screen wall with 3 openings and eaves course and blocking course to outer left. Earlier range to left with irregular altered openings, but generally smaller square openings at 1st floor. Rebuilt range to right with single windows, rectangular pend at junction with earlier building and segmental-arched doorway to right, wallhead stack.

COURTYARD ELEVATION: brick with stone dressings to later W block, forestair to left. Single openings, 2-bay raised timber attic to left and single storey modern addition.

Small-pane timber sash and case windows and fixed casements, some modern replacements. Piend slate roof to later building, 2 wallhead stacks (see above); corrugated iron roof to earlier range.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Although partly rebuilt and altered, the range forms an important part of the warehouse environment of the area around Maritime Lane and Street, illustrating its gradual development.

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