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52-57 (Inclusive Nos) Timberbush

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9764 / 55°58'34"N

Longitude: -3.1686 / 3°10'7"W

OS Eastings: 327168

OS Northings: 676549

OS Grid: NT271765

Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.N3

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.91CR

Entry Name: 52-57 (Inclusive Nos) Timberbush

Listing Date: 28 November 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365263

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27908

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early to mid 19th century, E range possibly slightly earlier (see Notes). Pair of 5-storey, 5-bay symmetrical converted warehouses, identical above ground. Cream sandstone, coursed and squared rubble to front, coursed rubble to rear with droved dressings.

NE (FRONT) ELEVATION: E range with segmental-arched pend to outer left with rounded arrises to jambs; segmental-arched larger opening to centre bay; single windows to remaining bays. W range with wider openings at ground floor, doorway to centre and outer right. Above ground floor each warehouse with hoist doors to centre bays breaking eaves with hoists to gablehead, modern hinged loading platforms. 4th floor windows horizontally proportioned. Single windows to remaining bays.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: 6-bay W range advanced by 2 bays; 2 large openings (now glazed) to centre. E range with segmental-arched pend and opening; single windows above; forestair in re-entrant angle rising to outer right bay at 4th floor with gabled dormerhead. 4th floor windows as above.

Modern small-pane timber casement windows. Slate roof.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Interest

Thomson?s ?Plan of Leith and Environs? of 1827 shows a large warehouse on the site of the W range and Nos 58, 59 Timberbush (listed separately), the latter probably being a remnant of this earlier building. The E range was probably erected during the 1830s, its masonry detailing seems slightly earlier than that of the W range. The complex has been restored and converted to office and residential use.

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