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Latitude: 55.9454 / 55°56'43"N
Longitude: -3.1972 / 3°11'49"W
OS Eastings: 325325
OS Northings: 673127
OS Grid: NT253731
Mapcode National: GBR 8MJ.W7
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.VTPL
Entry Name: 28-32 (Even Nos) Keir Street, Including Boundary Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 29 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395271
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47882
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1810. 3-storey and basement 7-bay plain classical tenement block (almost mirror image of Nos 22-26). Channelled ashlar to ground, droved above, coursed rubble to basement, random rubble to side and rear. Dividing band between basement and ground floors and between ground and 1st floors; cill course to 1st; projecting cills to 2nd; narrow eaves course. Stone steps and platts over-arching basement areas. Slightly recessed centre bay (not channelled to ground) with timber panelled door to stair and 2 windows lighting stair above. Timber panelled doors (with sunburst fanlights) to main door flats: in 3rd bay from right (in round-headed recessed surround) and in 2nd bay from left. Regularly fenestrated.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates; stone skews; corniced stacks with circular cans.
BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: decorative finials to cast-iron railings on low ashlar boundary wall and to steps and platts.
Built on land marked 'Keir's Feu' on Kinkaid's 1784 map of Edinburgh. Keir's mid 18th century villa, demolished by 1820, was situated just to the E. This part of Keir Street was formerly known as Graham Street. Nos 14-32 Keir Street were built by George Lorimer. Keir Street, Heriot Place and Nos 8-44 Lauriston Place were restored (including the removal of shops built out in the late 19th century in Lauriston Place) by TM Grey Associates for the Lister Housing Co-operative in 1977-81.
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