Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 27231 76510
327231, 676510


Circa 1800, No 24 heightened 1879; No 26 James Simpson, 1880. 3-storey and attic 10-bay tenement with twin-bows and rear addition. Grey sandstone, tooled ashlar with polished dressings to front, coursed and squared rubble to sides, pink coursed rubble to rear. Base course; cill band course at 1st floor; eaves cornice; architraved and corniced doorways with panelled doors and rectangular plate glass fanlights.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: bowed projections of 3 bays with single windows to outer left and right, to right with half-conical roof. 2 doorways to left of centre (to right inserted 1880), single windows above. Bay to left of centre with single windows. Next bay with doorway at ground floor; single windows above. No 24 raised to 4-storey, single windows at 3rd floor.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows; No 22 with circular stairwell with catslide roof and doorway on flank; rectangular dormer with piended roof. No 24 raised to 4-storey; lower 2-storey flat-roofed link with addition to rear (No 26, James Simpson, 1880).

NW ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows to centre bay.

SE ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack; single windows at ground floor and to centre bay.

NO 26: James Simpson, 1880. 2-storey 3-bay outbuilding with segmental-arched pend and bipartite windows.

Timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing, replacement window to rear dormer. Slate roof with metal flashings; velux rooflights to No 22; No 24 flat-roofed; 2 apex stacks (see above), mutual stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

Includes Nos 24A and 24B Bernard Street.



Shown on Ainslie ?Edinburgh & Leith? 1804. Dean of Guild 26/5/1879; 21/4/1880.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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