Listed Building

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60 CONSTITUTION STREETLB27302

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1970
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27226 76338
Coordinates
327226, 676338

Description

Early 19th century. 3-storey 5-bay former bank with classical details. Cream sandstone, ashlar front, stugged ashlar to side elevation, coursed and squared rubble to rear. Base course; rusticated ground floor; band course above ground floor with delicate foliate Vitruvian scroll ornament; 1st floor cill course; blind balustrades as aprons to 1st floor windows; architraved windows to 1st and 2nd floor; 1st floor windows corniced with honeysuckle carving to frieze; dentilled eaves cornice with blocking course.

E (FRONT) ELEVATION: pilastered ashlar closed Roman Doric porch to centre with balustraded parapet and single windows on return, 2-leaf panelled door with rectangular plate glass fanlight; door to common stair to outer left, panelled door with rectangular plate glass fanlight. Regular fenestration.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: centre bay advanced with round-arched stair window; single windows to outer bays.

N (MARITIME LANE) ELEVATION: 3-bay; single barred windows at ground floor; 1st and 2nd floor windows blocked-up except centre window at 2nd floor; wallhead slightly raised between tall wallhead stacks.

Timber sash and case windows with plate glass or 4-pane glazing, 2nd floor windows with timber casements, small-pane glazing to rear. Slate piend and platform roof; 2 wallhead stacks to N (see above), 2 to S. Moulded eaves gutter, recessed downpipe channel in NE angle with ornamental gutterhead.

INTERIOR: vestibule with ornate cornices, round-arched inner door with mask keystone, compartmental ceiling at ground floor with ornate cornices.

References

Bibliography

Shown on Kirkwood, ?Edinburgh and Environs? 1817 and Thomson?s ?Plan of Leith and Environs? 1827. Gifford et al, EDINBURGH (1984), p496.

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

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