Listed Building

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106/01 CONSTITUTION STREET, ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA, HALLS, FORMER SCHOOLLB27372

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
29/03/1995
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27114 76259
Coordinates
327114, 676259

Description

Dated 1903. 3-storey flat-roofed rectangular-plan school with roof play ground to rear of St Mary Star by the Sea. Reddish-yellow brick with dressings of cream sandstone. Bays of long elevations divided by slender off-set buttresses rising to gablet-capped dies serving as piers to rooftop railings.

SE ELEVATION: 8-bay; large corniced window to each bay and floor;

3 bays to left previously abutted by another full-height building, now rendered and blank with lower 2-storey lean-to extension accessed via forestair.

SW ELEVATION: 5-bay; 2 advanced bays to right with secondary doorways at ground floor with exposed iron lintels; single windows at 1st and 2nd floor, 2nd floor windows with aprons of herringbone brickwork with blank concrete shields inserted and segmental-arched stylised hoodmould with finial over. Bays to centre and to left of centre as above. Narrow 4-stage stair bay to outer left with small paired 2-tier windows divided by panels of herringbone brickwork and culminating in cap-house. Smaller lean-to addition to outer left with single window and secondary door.

NW ELEVATION: as SE elevation except for projecting 4-storey blank bay to outer right with small windows on return and smaller lean-to addition at ground floor. To outer right bay lower 2-storey flat- roofed addition with narrow windows to 1st and 2nd floor on return NE.

NE ELEVATION: 3-bay; blank centre bay with broad wallhead stack; single corniced windows to outer bays.

Large 12-pane timber casement cross windows. 1 wallhead stack; plain cast-iron railings to roof parapet.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed for its unusual brick construction and the decorative brickwork detailing.

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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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