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58, 59 TIMBERBUSHLB27910

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 27145 76558
327145, 676558


Early 19th century. 4-storey, 3-bay gabled warehouse, originally 3-storey, heightened probably later 19th century, now converted to offices. Cream sandstone, coursed and squared rubble, coursed rubble to rear and side with droved dressings; heightened in red brick to rear and side, sandstone rubble to front.

NE (FRONT) ELEVATION: gabled; large rectangular opening (now glazed) to left and centre; hoist doors off-centre above with loading and pulley mechanism to 3rd floor door, modern hinged loading platforms; single window at 1st floor to right. Single windows to right bay (enlarged at 3rd floor).

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: loading doors off-centre to right with modern hinged loading platforms, hoist beam opening blocked. Single door at 2nd floor to right. Single windows to left bay.

NW ELEVATION: single window at ground floor to centre; single windows at 2nd and 3rd floor to 3 centre bays.

Modern small-pane timber casement windows. Slate roof.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1817 and 1827 maps of the area show a large warehouse belonging to W Hall & Co on the site. This probably consisted of a 3-gabled building, two of the gables being demolished, possibly in the 1830s, to make way for the larger warehouse at Nos 54-57.



Probably part of the building shown on Kirkwood ?Edinburgh & Environs? 1817.

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