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Latitude: 55.9549 / 55°57'17"N
Longitude: -3.1475 / 3°8'51"W
OS Eastings: 328444
OS Northings: 674133
OS Grid: NT284741
Mapcode National: GBR 8YD.XT
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.MLC8
Entry Name: 5-8 (Inclusive Numbers) Piershill Place
Listing Date: 19 December 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396555
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49045
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Traditional County: Midlothian
Circa 1850; N elevation of public house (Porters Bar) circa 1890. Terrace of three 2-storey, 3-bay houses with public house to ground floor. Painted coursed rubble with droved quoins to numbers 6-8, painted pebbledash to number 5. Basecourse. Regularly fenestrated to 1st floor. Bar front: frieze and cornice. Roll-moulded, shoulder-arched openings and stop-chamfered doorways. 2-leaf timber panelled door to bar entrance; scroll brackets supporting slightly advanced section of frieze above. 2 timber panelled doors with plate glass fanlights to flats above; bracketed window balcony with decorative wrought-iron balustrade above door to left. Decorative wrought-iron window balconies to 3 windows at 1st floor to outer right.
Plate glass in timber sash and case windows at 1st floor; large plate glass windows to ground (windows to number 5 boarded over). Grey slate. Stone skews. Rendered coped stacks with tall cylindrical cans.
INTERIOR (PORTERS BAR): lobby with reeded timber doors and panelling; leaded stained glass to upper panels with lettering to doors: JUG BAR to left, PUB BAR to right. Copper door furniture. Mosaic floor bearing the legend PIERSHILL TAVERN. Decorative plaster cornice to ceiling with dentil and egg & dart mouldings. Timber panelled public bar: arcaded Spanish mahogany gantry, mahogany bar, further doors with border-glazed stained glass panels, compartmented ceilings with dentil and egg and dart mouldings;
Good, plain, mid-19th century terrace (opposite the former Piershill Barracks). Public house with particularly fine, well-preserved interior. Earlier maps show a selection of various buildings on this site. It is probable that there has been a public house here ever since the barracks were built in about 1790.
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