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41A South West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9536 / 55°57'13"N

Longitude: -3.1997 / 3°11'58"W

OS Eastings: 325185

OS Northings: 674048

OS Grid: NT251740

Mapcode National: GBR 8MF.C8

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TMJ7

Plus Code: 9C7RXR32+C4

Entry Name: 41A South West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 57-61 (Odd Nos) George Street and 39-41A South West Thistle Street Lane

Listing Date: 13 January 1966

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 367446

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28840

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200367446

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Warehouse

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Circa 1775; subsequent additions and alterations. 3-storey and attic irregular 8-bay classical tenement with shops built out at ground. Droved cream sandstone ashlar (painted and rendered to W) with polished dressings. Channelled quoin strips at ends and centre. Modern corniced 3-bay shopfront to E, central door framed by slender columns with book capitals (Simpson and Brown, 1993) and fine earlier clock; common stair door (No 59) to centre right bay, with architrave and cornice; 2 matching later 19th century shops to W with mutuled cornice. Variety of 4 early bowed and later canted slate-hung piend-roofed dormers.

2 warehouses to lane; 4-storey 4-bay coursed rubble to E, and 4-storey 7-bay coursed rubble to W, with droved ashlar at ground, and later garage.

Timber sash and case windows; plate glass and 6-pane to E, 12-pane to W. Ashlar coped skew to W with rendered stack, lead coped with stack removed to E; stone stacks at centre; grey slates.

INTERIOR: No 57 extends to W at rear ground and across whole of 1st floor; consoled cornices at 1st floor (perhaps by Burn); top-lit saloon to rear. Shop at No 61 with earlier Ionic columns.

Statement of Interest

A significant surviving part of the original fabric of Edinburgh?s New Town, one of the most important and best preserved examples of urban planning in Britain. A Group with Nos 33-63 (odd nos) George Street.

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