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1, 1A and 3 Leven Street, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9419 / 55°56'30"N

Longitude: -3.2037 / 3°12'13"W

OS Eastings: 324910

OS Northings: 672745

OS Grid: NT249727

Mapcode National: GBR 8LK.KH

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.RXL8

Entry Name: 1, 1A and 3 Leven Street, Edinburgh

Listing Date: 21 June 1982

Last Amended: 17 July 2015

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 405442

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29259

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier 19th century, with later additions. 4-storey, 3-bay to Leven Street, 5-bay to Gilmore Place, including 3-bay bow, classical corner tenement. Coursed sandstone rubble with stugged grey sandstone ashlar dressings to Leven Street; stugged grey sandstone ashlar to Gilmore Place; painted, advanced, single storey at ground to both streets. Base course; cornice to ground floor (excluding bay to outer left, Leven Street); cills to 1st and 2nd floor windows; cornice above 2nd floor to Gilmore Place elevation; cill course to 3rd floor of Leven Street elevation; cornice; windows at ground architraved; long and short surrounds to upper floor windows of Leven Street elevation.

E (LEVEN STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Single windows to 3 bays to right at ground; recessed door to outer left; regular fenestration to upper floors; blind windows to outer right of 1st and 2nd floors.

N (GILMORE PLACE) ELEVATION: flat-roofed single-storey addition at ground; 3-bay canted section to corner at left; panelled 2-leaf timber entrance door; round-arched fanlight; pilasters supporting moulded keystoned arch; framing fluted pilasters and recessed panel above; narrow single narrow windows flanking; single windows with projecting cills to 3 bays to right; plain single window in return to right; regular fenestration to upper floors; blind window to centre of 3rd floor of bow; block pediment above.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows, with some 2- and 3-pane replacements. Grey slate piended roof, conical to bowed section; coped rendered stacks with corniced cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

Statement of Interest

B Group with 5-15, 17-21, 23 and 25-29B Gilmore Place.

Land at Lochrin, to the southwest of the city, was feued from the Trades Maiden Hospital in 1800 by Samuel Gilmour who, by 1804 had lain out the street of Gilmore Place (originally Gilmour Place). The estate was auctioned off by the Gilmour Trust estate in 1807, following which feus were developed independently. The 1, 1A and 3 Leven Street feu is marked as belonging to a Mr Kirk on Kirkwood's 1817 Plan of the city of Edinburgh. The corner tenement first appears on Wood's 1823 Plan of the City of Edinburgh.

Listed building record and statutory address updated (2015). Previously listed as '1, 1A and 3 Leven Street'

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