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1-11 (Inclusive Nos) Portsburgh Square, West Port

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9468 / 55°56'48"N

Longitude: -3.1986 / 3°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 325240

OS Northings: 673292

OS Grid: NT252732

Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.LQ

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.VS1G

Entry Name: 1-11 (Inclusive Nos) Portsburgh Square, West Port

Listing Date: 29 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395286

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47896

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

City Engineer's Department, 1900. Quadrangular-plan 4-storey deck-access housing built on falling ground (to N). Cream harled with red painted dressings; squared and snecked bull-faced sandstone with polished dressings to SW block. Concrete balconies with cast-iron railings supported on cast-iron columns. Shoulder-arched open entrances to stairs at corners. Timber boarded doors to flats flanked by bipartite windows. Pedimented and shaped gables breaking eaves at 4th floor. Corbelled corner turret with finialled, slated conical roof to SW.

6-pane glazing to upper sashes, 4-pane to lower in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Harled stacks with red painted cornices and circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Renovated by TM Grey Associates, 1978-80. Follows the mid-19th century recommendations of Prince Albert's Model Dwellings and the later tenements of the Gatcliff Trust.

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