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27-29 (Inclusive Nos) Maritime Street

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9754 / 55°58'31"N

Longitude: -3.1677 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 327224

OS Northings: 676436

OS Grid: NT272764

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.VH

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.92TJ

Entry Name: 27-29 (Inclusive Nos) Maritime Street

Listing Date: 15 July 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365136

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27804

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Possibly mid 18th century, reconstructed later, restored 1991. 3-storey 7-bay former tenement with pend at centre, now converted into offices. Variegated sandstone, coursed rubble with droved dressings.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: segmental-arched cobbled pend to centre; 2 single windows above. Low doorway flanking to left. Doorway to right divided from pend by recently formed window. Single windows to remaining bays.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: wide opening to 2 floors above pend infilled with timber weather-boarding and 2 large windows. Irregularly spaced windows to either sides. Some remains of blocked-up openings; relieving arch over 1st floor window to right.

Mostly modern 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; small central stack.

INTERIOR: gutted and converted to offices 1991.

Statement of Interest

Birthplace of John Home (born 1808), author of ?Douglas?. During the recent restoration a number of new windows have been formed.

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