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Latitude: 55.9476 / 55°56'51"N
Longitude: -3.1924 / 3°11'32"W
OS Eastings: 325627
OS Northings: 673375
OS Grid: NT256733
Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.VF
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XRYV
Entry Name: 1 Merchant Street
Listing Date: 29 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395285
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47895
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
James Craig, 1774. 4-storey tenement on splayed corner site, 3 bays to Candlemaker Row, 5 bays to Merchant Street; nepus gables with apex stacks to each elevation. Random rubble with polished ashlar dressings. Dividing band between ground and 1st floors and beneath gables. Long and short rusticated quoins.
S (MERCHANT STREET) ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated. Timber panelled door in moulded surround to centre. 2-window nepus gable over 2nd and 3rd bays from left. Later piend-roofed dormer to right.
SW (CANDLEMAKER ROW) ELEVATION: timber panelled door with letterbox fanlight to left. Small round-arched window in gablehead. Later window in gable roof.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates.Corniced apex stacks with circular cans.
Laid out in 1774 by James Craig, who also provided elevations.
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