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4 AND 5 MITCHELL STREETLB27828

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
29/03/1995
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27294 76338
Coordinates
327294, 676338

Description

Rebuilt Peter L Henderson, 1897, incorporating earlier 3-storey warehouse. Imposing 5-storey, 8-bay square-plan warehouse with modern harled addition to rear. Cream sandstone, squared and snecked rubble, stugged to front, with droved dressings. Base course; band course above 1st floor; stop-chamfered reveals to ground floor openings of front elevation.

SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: pend openings to outer right and centre bay, boarded timber doors, cast-iron palstones to centre, setted pends; doorways to left of pend each pend openings (to left later alteration); single windows to remaining bays. Single windows above.

NW ELEVATION: 8-bay; 4 symmetrical gables; band course continued until 4th bay (remains of earlier building); single windows per bay, some blocked; iron escape stair to outer left gable.

SE ELEVATION: as above with apex stack to outer right gable; 2-storey building abutting.

Barred 4-pane fixed timber windows, some with cast-iron lintels. Slate roof; apex stack (see above).

INTERIOR: steel beams and columns.

Statement of Special Interest

Good example of late 19th century bonded warehouse.

The fabric of the earlier warehouse was raised by Henderson by two storeys and extended to rear by four bays.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild (Leith) 23/2/1897.

About Listed Buildings

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