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2-10 (Even Nos) Spittal Street and 39-45 (Odd Nos) Bread Street

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.946 / 55°56'45"N

Longitude: -3.2031 / 3°12'11"W

OS Eastings: 324957

OS Northings: 673199

OS Grid: NT249731

Mapcode National: GBR 8LJ.N1

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.RTW4

Entry Name: 2-10 (Even Nos) Spittal Street and 39-45 (Odd Nos) Bread Street

Listing Date: 29 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395293

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47900

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

1864 (dated). 3-storey bowed corner tenement block with pilastrated shops and public house to ground, 4 bays to Spittal Street, slightly recessed 3-bay bowed corner, and 5 bays to Bread Street. Droved ashlar with polished dressings. Dividing band between ground and 1st floors, cill band to 3rd; moulded eaves course. Stop-chamfered openings to ground floor; panelled aprons to 1st floor windows; projecting cills at 2nd. Depressed-arched surrounds to windows at 1st and 2nd floors on bowed corner, those to 1st moulded and aproned, with moulded linking band; that to centre with carved date panel (1864) above; bracketed cills at 1st; raised panel to eaves; inscription 'Clan Alpine Buildings' above fascia of public house.

NW (SPITTAL STREET) ELEVATION: timber panelled door to flats to centre; shop door to right flanked by windows (modern glazing); 2 small shops to left with recessed entrances. Bipartites to outer left above

S (BREAD STREET) ELEVATION: timber panelled door to flats with small-pane glazed fanlight to outer right; modern glazing to shops. Bipartites in 2nd bay from left above.

Some 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Corniced, rendered end stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Previously known as Clan Alpine Building. Licensed premises from 1867. 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. This building provides an important piece of townscape, articulating the approach to Thomas Hamilton's King's Bridge.

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