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Latitude: 55.946 / 55°56'45"N
Longitude: -3.2039 / 3°12'14"W
OS Eastings: 324908
OS Northings: 673205
OS Grid: NT249732
Mapcode National: GBR 8LJ.J0
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.RTJ3
Entry Name: 1-7 (Odd Nos) Spittal Street and 35 and 37 Bread Street
Listing Date: 29 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394929
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47578
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1850. 4-storey bowed classical, acute-angled corner block (4th storey as wallhead attic); 2 bays to Bread Street, 4 bays to Spittal Street, 5-bay recessed quadrant block between, with shops and public house to ground floor (modern shop front at Bread Street). Droved ashlar. Base course; broad cornice above 2nd floor; eaves cornice. Regularly fenestrated. Projecting cills to 1st and 2nd floors, recessed aprons to 1st. Timber panelled door with small-pane glazed fanlight to flats at No 5 Spittal Street. Original carved street sign to Spittal Street.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Corniced rendered stacks with circular cans.
The plan of this area more or less as built appears on Wood's 1820 map of Edinburgh. The Merchant Company had adopted William Burn's plan for the Grindlay family's Orchardfield estate in 1820. This building provides an important piece of townscape, articulating the approach to Thomas Hamilton's King's Bridge.
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