Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 27211 76418
327211, 676418


George Craig, 1894. 4-storey, 5-bay symmetrical warehouse with plain classical detail and vertical emphasis. Red sandstone ashlar front, squared and snecked stugged cream sandstone to rear and sides with stugged dressings of red sandstone. Base course; string course above ground floor; cill course at 1st and 2nd floor; eaves cornice; depressed-arch openings at ground; panelled aprons to 2nd floor windows; slightly advanced full-height pilasters dividing arched bays; ashlar mullions.

NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: keystoned doorway at centre with small open scrolled swan-necked pediment above and broader such pediments to flanking pilasters. Secondary doorway to outer left. Bipartite windows to 1st and 2nd floor. 3rd floor windows with timber mullions and transoms. 3 velux rooflights.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: ground floor with steel lintel held by cast-iron columns, recessed windows behind (former link with now demolished rear buildings). Single windows to outer left bay,; bipartite windows to remaining bays and floors.

NE ELEVATION: truncated gable with paired truncated stacks; irregular single windows (some blocked).

Modern timber sash and case and casement windows. Slate roof with metal flashings. Moulded eaves gutter and gutterheads.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

The warehouse was constructed in conjunction with a single storey printing shed (still largely extant) behind which connected it to No 46 Constitution Street (listed separately). The premises at Constitution Street were given a new elaborate red sandstone shopfront at the same time. The building has recently been converted to offices.



Dean of Guild (Leith) 4/4/1894 (Box 18).

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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