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1 and 3 Victoria Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9484 / 55°56'54"N

Longitude: -3.194 / 3°11'38"W

OS Eastings: 325530

OS Northings: 673465

OS Grid: NT255734

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.J4

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR67

Entry Name: 1 and 3 Victoria Street

Listing Date: 13 August 1987

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370403

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29869

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

David Bryce, 1839. 4-storey 3-bay tenement with shops to ground floor, stepped to slope of street. Cream coursed ashlar (painted to ground); random rubble to rear. Consoled cornice to ground floor. Windows in raised surrounds; pedimented dormers breaking eaves. Panelled door (to close) to outer left; timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight in 2nd bay from left; 2-leaf timber panelled door to shop to right flanked by windows. Earlier 2-storey 6-bay rubble building at right angles to rear, with slated roof and corniced end stack.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Crowstepped skews. Corniced ridge stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Victoria Street formed part of Thomas Hamilton's plan for the new Southern and Western Approaches to the city - the W approach - King's Bridge and Johnston Terrace, and the S approach - George IV Bridge, and the link to the Grassmarket - Victoria Street. The very plain tenements at Nos 1-7 Victoria Street show only a hint of the 'Old Flemish' style specified by the Commissioners to the Improvement Act.

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