Listed Building

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COMMERCIAL WHARF, 3, 4, AND 5/1-31 (INCLUSIVE NOS) THE COOPERAGE; EH6 6LFLB26878

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
12/12/1974
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27025 76520
Coordinates
327025, 676520

Description

Early 19th century; converted to flats 1984-5, Gilmour & Stamp. Symmetrical 5-storey and attic 7-bay warehouse. Cleaned cream sandstone; regular fenestration.

SE (FRONT) ELEVATION: centre loading bay with large multi-pane window at ground, openings above now glazed with large casement windows, suspended platforms retained as balconies; gable supporting hoist mechanism. Central flanking bays with large multi-pane window at ground; piend-roofed slate-hung modern dormers to each flanking bay. Cast-iron hoist to left of centre bay at 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: 3 bays, regular fenestration, single central window in gablehead; apex stack.

NE ELEVATION: as above; small closet windows added to primary floors to right of centre bay.

NW ELEVATION: projecting harled stair and service towers flank centre

3 bays; modern timber-framed porch with open gabled canopy spans right bays and tower at ground; to centre at ground broad tripartite window to former cart access; skylights. Course projecting quoins.

8-pane timber casement windows. Grey slates, ashlar skews and stacks. Cast-iron chain-linked bollards to waterfront.

Statement of Special Interest

Later additions to the rear of the building were demolished, and replaced by the service towers, at the time of the conversion. The garden to the SW occupies the former site of Leith?s oldest dry dock.

References

Bibliography

David Patterson and Joe Rock THOMAS BEGBIE?S EDINBURGH Edinburgh (1992) p125. RIAS EDINBURGH (1992) p222. Gifford et.al EDINBURGH (1988) p479. Kirkwood?s Map of 1817.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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