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Latitude: 55.9466 / 55°56'47"N
Longitude: -3.203 / 3°12'10"W
OS Eastings: 324964
OS Northings: 673272
OS Grid: NT249732
Mapcode National: GBR 8LH.PS
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.RSYM
Entry Name: 1-5 (Odd Nos) Grindlay Street and 21 Spittal Street
Listing Date: 29 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395265
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47879
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1870. 4-storey tenement, 3 bays to Grindlay Street, 3 bays to Spittal Street, with slightly recessed quadrant bay to corner. Coursed ashlar with polished dressings (painted to ground). Moulded eaves cornice. Pilastraded shops with stop-chamfered openings to ground floor. Projecting cills to upper floor windows; bipartites in outer left bay to Grindlay Street, outer right to Spittal Street.
Predominantly 4-pane or plate glass in timber sash and case windows
with some modern glazing. Grey slates. Rendered wallhead and end stacks with circular cans.
Part of Grindlay's Orchardfield estate, laid out for the Merchant Company by William Burn in 1820. An importantly-sited corner block.
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