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23 Spittal Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9467 / 55°56'48"N

Longitude: -3.2029 / 3°12'10"W

OS Eastings: 324974

OS Northings: 673285

OS Grid: NT249732

Mapcode National: GBR 8LH.QR

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.SS0J

Entry Name: 23 Spittal Street

Listing Date: 29 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395292

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47899

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1870. 4-storey 3-bay tenement. Ashlar, polished to ground floor. Droved above. Dividing band between ground and 1st and 2nd floors, cill band to 2 bays to left at 3rd floor; moulded eaves cornice. Bipartite windows in bays to right and left. Timber panelled door with small-pane glazed fanlight to centre.

Predominantly modern glazing. Grey slates. Rendered stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

The plan of this area more or less as built appears on Wood's 1820 map of Edinburgh. The Merchant Company had adopted William Burn's plan for the Grindlay family's Orchardfield estate in 1820. Spittal Street provides an important piece of townscape, articulating the approach to Thomas Hamilton's King's Bridge. No 23 is listed for group value.

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