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Latitude: 55.947 / 55°56'49"N
Longitude: -3.1982 / 3°11'53"W
OS Eastings: 325265
OS Northings: 673305
OS Grid: NT252733
Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.NN
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.VS7C
Plus Code: 9C7RWRW2+QP
Entry Name: 3-7 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 3, 5 and 7 Grassmarket
Listing Date: 10 April 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 367811
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28933
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
John Charles Hay, 1876. 4 storey and attic 5-bay symmetrical tenement with shops at ground floor. Scots Baronial details. Squared and snecked stugged sandstone with ashlar dressings. Original shop fronts with cast-iron columns and Gothic pilasters; cornice with egg and dart moulding above shops; door to flats at right; arms of Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank in semicircular panels above. Moulded string course between 1st and 2nd floors; 1st floor windows in roll-moulded surrounds; stone-mullioned bipartites to outer bays (and centre at 1st floor); cusped panel over central 1st floor window; corbelled course below 3rd floor cill course. 2-bay crowstepped gabled dormerhead to centre with decoratively corbelled-out apex stack, flanked by 2 crowstepped gabled dormerheads.
INTERIOR: oval room to rear with decorative plasterwork (see Notes).
Plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Apex and ridge stacks (rendered) with circular cans.
Dean of Guild drawings show sections of cast-iron beams and pillars, and warehouse to rear. Oval room to rear was the City of Glasgow Bank office. Townscape importance as part of western termination to Grassmarket.
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