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1 Merchant Street

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395285

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47895

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Laid out in 1774 by James Craig, who also provided elevations.

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