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Latitude: 55.9467 / 55°56'48"N
Longitude: -3.1989 / 3°11'56"W
OS Eastings: 325219
OS Northings: 673280
OS Grid: NT252732
Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.JR
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TSWJ
Plus Code: 9C7RWRW2+MC
Entry Name: 7-8 Portsburgh Square, West Port, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 1-11 (Inclusive Nos) Portsburgh Square, West Port
Listing Date: 29 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395287
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47896
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
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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