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45-53 (ODD NOS) CONSTITUTION STREETLB27155

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27282 76375
Coordinates
327282, 676375

Description

Circa 1810. 2-storey, 8-bay former part of neighbouring Exchange Buildings complex, single storey link to left, large flat-roofed extension to rear. Cream sandstone, stugged ashlar front with polished dressings, pebble-dash render to rear. Ground floor windows with recessed aprons; band course above ground floor; eaves cornice and blocking course; wide ashlar mullions.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: regular fenestration to 4 centre bays flanked by slightly advanced bays with fluted pilastered and corniced doorways, paterae and Greek key pattern to frieze, panelled doors and diamond-pattern fanlights. Outer bays with impost band course; to right, tripartite window at ground floor set in segmental-arched panel, tripartite window at 1st floor above; to left, pend (altered), tripartite window at 1st floor above. Single storey link with former Assembly Rooms with plain 2 doorways and small rectangular blind windows above.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: large modern extensions, partly with mansard roofs.

Timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing. Grey slate piended roof with metal flashings; small stack to front.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

The maps describe the building as part of the Exchange Buildings but it is not shown on the drawings for the Exchange of 1809.

References

Bibliography

Shown on Kirkwood ?Edinburgh & Environs? 1817. Gifford et al, EDINBURGH (1984), p469.

About Listed Buildings

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

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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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