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3-7 Grassmarket, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 367811

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28933

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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