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1-5 (Odd Nos) Grindlay Street and 21 Spittal Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395265

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47879

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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