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81 Grassmarket

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9477 / 55°56'51"N

Longitude: -3.1944 / 3°11'39"W

OS Eastings: 325505

OS Northings: 673379

OS Grid: NT255733

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.FF

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR1T

Entry Name: 81 Grassmarket

Listing Date: 12 June 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395261

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47871

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

John Lessels, 1875. 4-storey 2-bay tenement block with Scots Baronial details; shops to ground floor; 3rd floor windows in gabletted crowstepped gables with decorative wrought-iron finials. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings. Chamferred reveals to all openings. Shoulder-arched openings to shop; cast-iron columns between windows; 2-leaf timber panelled storm door with plate glass fanlight to centre. Moulded cill courses at 1st and 3rd floors; bipartite windows to 1st and 2nd floors and in right bay to 3rd; those to left at 1st and 2nd in corbelled out 2-storey section; bracketted cornice to 1st. Moulded depressed arch to 1st floor window to right. Corbelled course at 3rd floor cill level; hoodmoulded tripartite to left; shields in gables.

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

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