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80 and 82 West Bow

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9484 / 55°56'54"N

Longitude: -3.1942 / 3°11'39"W

OS Eastings: 325517

OS Northings: 673462

OS Grid: NT255734

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.G4

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR37

Entry Name: 80 and 82 West Bow

Listing Date: 13 August 1987

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370566

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29907

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

1863. 4-storey and attic 3-bay tenement with shops to ground floor, stepped to slope of street. Cream coursed ashlar (painted to ground.). Decorative consoled cornice to ground floor. Stop-chamfered margins to doors and windows. 2-leaf storm door to shop at right, glazed inner door with plate glass fanlight; flanked by windows (modern glazing). 2-leaf timber panelled door with plate glass fanlight to shop at left, flanked by windows (modern glazing). Crowstepped wallhead gable to centre bay with corniced wallhead stack; crowstepped gabletted dormerheads breaking eaves to right and left. Modern lead dormers in mansard roof.

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Stone skews. Corniced wallhead and end stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Rather plain tenement; only the crowstepped gables hint at the 'Old Flemish' detail specified in the 1827 Improvement Act.

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