Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 27147 76475
327147, 676475


Earlier to mid 19th century, altered 1895. 5-storey former flour mill and printing works, now converted. Cream sandstone, coursed rubble with some droved dressings.

SE (CARPET LANE) ELEVATION: 3-bay; loading doors and gabled dormerhead to outer left bay; 2 narrow windows flanking at ground and 1st floor. Centre bay with single windows at ground floor; tall single window at 1st and 2nd floor; single windows above. Doorway to outer right bay; 1st/ 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor as above; remnants of smaller window at 1st and tall round-arched window at 2nd and 3rd floor, rectangular iron tie at 2nd floor. Pierced oculus above 2nd floor.

NE (BERNARD STREET) ELEVATION: 4-bays; gabled; single storey projecting shopfront at ground floor (listed separately as 41-45 Bernard Street); tall windows encompassing 1st and 2nd floor; band course and large fascia above; single windows at 3rd and 4th floor; blocked oculus to gablehead; remnants of tall round-arched arcade at 3rd floor.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows.

Modern timber casement and hopper windows. Modern pantiled roof.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

The late 19th century alterations from mill into printing works involved the insertion of beams and columns and the removal of part of the second floor for additional space.

Recently restored. Donaldson's Warehouse adjoining, is also numbered

4 Carpet Lane and is listed separately.



Dean of Guild (Leith) 6/5/1895.

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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