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1-15 (Odd Nos) Cowgatehead

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9478 / 55°56'51"N

Longitude: -3.194 / 3°11'38"W

OS Eastings: 325528

OS Northings: 673390

OS Grid: NT255733

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.JD

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR6R

Entry Name: 1-15 (Odd Nos) Cowgatehead

Listing Date: 13 August 1987

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 366810

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28598

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Edward Calvert, 1871. 4-storey 11-bay tenement block with Scots Baronial details, incorporating earlier fabric; shops (mostly original) at ground floor. Elevation arranged as 3 symmetrical units (bays grouped 3/4/4 from left). Squared and snecked stugged sandstone with ashlar dressings; rubble construction of earlier building to E gable. Chamfered, shoulder-arched openings to ground floor. Tabbed, chamfered, shoulder-arched surrounds to windows. Moulded string course between 2nd and 3rd floors stepping up slope to left. 3rd floor windows breaking eaves with crowstepped dormerheads. Central gables of each block (ie bays 2, 5 and 6, and 9 and 10) corbelled out above 1st floor; carved crests in gableheads; cut-down gablehead stacks.

Some 8-pane and some 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates; crowstepped skews; ridge stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Townscape importance as termination to Grassmarket, leading up to Candlemaker Row.

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