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Bonded Warehouse, 3-5 Mithcell Street, Leith, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9745 / 55°58'28"N

Longitude: -3.1666 / 3°9'59"W

OS Eastings: 327294

OS Northings: 676338

OS Grid: NT272763

Mapcode National: GBR 8V5.2S

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B3C6

Plus Code: 9C7RXRFM+R9

Entry Name: Bonded Warehouse, 3-5 Mithcell Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 4 and 5 Mitchell Street

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365166

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27828

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Rebuilt Peter L Henderson, 1897, incorporating earlier 3-storey warehouse. Imposing 5-storey, 8-bay square-plan warehouse with modern harled addition to rear. Cream sandstone, squared and snecked rubble, stugged to front, with droved dressings. Base course; band course above 1st floor; stop-chamfered reveals to ground floor openings of front elevation.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: pend openings to outer right and centre bay, boarded timber doors, cast-iron palstones to centre, setted pends; doorways to left of pend each pend openings (to left later alteration); single windows to remaining bays. Single windows above.

NW ELEVATION: 8-bay; 4 symmetrical gables; band course continued until 4th bay (remains of earlier building); single windows per bay, some blocked; iron escape stair to outer left gable.

SE ELEVATION: as above with apex stack to outer right gable; 2-storey building abutting.

Barred 4-pane fixed timber windows, some with cast-iron lintels. Slate roof; apex stack (see above).

INTERIOR: steel beams and columns.

Statement of Interest

Good example of late 19th century bonded warehouse.

The fabric of the earlier warehouse was raised by Henderson by two storeys and extended to rear by four bays.

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