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16, 17, 18 Princes Street, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9534 / 55°57'12"N

Longitude: -3.1906 / 3°11'26"W

OS Eastings: 325751

OS Northings: 674014

OS Grid: NT257740

Mapcode National: GBR 8PF.6C

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YMTD

Plus Code: 9C7RXR35+9P

Entry Name: 16, 17, 18 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 16-18 (Inclusive Nos) Princes Street

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 369514

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29501

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200369514

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Commercial building

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George Beattie & Son (W Hamilton Beattie), 1864; subsequent alterations. 4-storey and attic broad single canted bay neo-Greek block with modern shopfront at ground surmounted by original scrolled balustrade. Polished cream sandstone ashlar. 1st and 2nd floors articulated by giant Tower of the Winds order fluted columns supporting heavy entablature; 3rd floor attic storey with later mansard attic above. Architraved windows, paired at centre, with central consoled pediment with acroteria at 1st floor. Paired dormer to mansard.

Plate glass timber windows; sash and case at 1st floor. Grey slates; ashlar coped skews and stacks.

INTERIOR: modern retail premises at ground.

Statement of Interest

This late flowering of the Greek revival reflects Beattie?s early purism.

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