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Latitude: 55.9745 / 55°58'28"N
Longitude: -3.169 / 3°10'8"W
OS Eastings: 327144
OS Northings: 676341
OS Grid: NT271763
Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.LS
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.9366
Entry Name: 7, 8 Maritime Street
Listing Date: 12 December 1974
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365127
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27795
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
James Simpson, dated 1893. 4-storey and basement 6-bay warehouse. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar ground floor, squared and snecked stugged rubble with polished dressings above, with stugged dressings to rear and side. Base course; band course above ground floor; eaves cornice; ashlar mullions; barred windows throughout.
SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: corniced shouldered-arched pends with roll- moulded reveals to slightly advanced outer bays; bipartite windows above, 1st (pedimented) and 2nd floor (corniced) windows architraved in recessed panel. Single windows to remaining bays. Pedimented heraldic panel to centre at 1st floor with carved date, ram?s head, crown, grapes and motto ?j?avance?. Short wallhead stacks to corners.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows to each bay and floor.
SW ELEVATION: truncated gable with wallhead stack to right (small addition behind). 3 single windows.
Barred 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; 3 wallhead stacks (see above). Corbelled skewputts. Moulded gutterheads.
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
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