Listed Building

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89 CONSTITUTION STREETLB27201

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
29/04/1977
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27215 76200
Coordinates
327215, 676200

Description

Style of James Simpson, circa 1890. 3-bay 2-storey office in French classical style with single storey side wing to N and 3-storey former warehouse (now flats and offices) to rear. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front (some plastic repairs), squared and snecked stugged rubble to rear and sides. Base course; eaves cornice; balustraded parapet with corner dies; segmental-arched architraved windows; panelled aprons to keystoned ground floor windows; cornice above ground floor; moulded 1st floor cill course.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3-bay with single windows at ground floor. 1st floor with tripartite keystoned slightly corbelled and bowed window to centre; single windows flanking with lugged architraves. 2-bay single storey wing to left with doorway to right, panelled door and rectangular plate glass fanlight; recessed bowed tripartite window to left with panelled apron and channelled jambs. Wallhead of warehouse behind with 2 shouldered and slightly projecting wallhead stacks.

SW ELEVATION: polished ashlar to 1st floor of left bay with bipartite window; tall round-arched stair window with thin timber mullion;

2 bipartite windows at ground floor; irregular single windows; small wallhead stack.

NE ELEVATION: single storey side wing at ground floor; 1st floor above of ashlar with bipartite window; warehouse block with single window and fire escape stair at 2nd floor; rear portion of elevation obscured by neighbouring building.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-storey; part rendered; 3 windows to centre bays; slightly projecting wallhead stack to left; bipartite wallhead dormer to right.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Black slate piend and platform roof with lead flashings to warehouse; 4 wallhead stacks (see above).

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

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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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