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44 AND 45 WATER STREETLB43176

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/03/1991
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 27100 76327
Coordinates
327100, 676327

Description

Robert MacFarlane Cameron, 1898. 4-storey, attic and raised basement irregular-plan warehouse on sloping ground. Cream sandstone, squared and snecked rubble to front with droved and polished dressings, squared and snecked stugged rubble to rear. String course above ground and 2nd floor; eaves cornice with tall rubble parapet.

W (FRONT) ELEVATION: 9-bay; basement windows blocked; pend with steel girder lintel to outer right, road setted with cast-iron cart tracks. Broad segmental-arched opening with stop-moulded reveals and blank panel above with string course stepping over to left of centre, boarded timber door; bipartite window flanking to right. Single windows to remaining bays and floors. 9 cast-iron rooflights to mansard roof.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay; single windows and rooflights; small single storey flat-roofed addition accessed by timber forestair.

Barred fixed 4-pane timber windows. Slate mansard roof with metal flashings. Moulded eaves gutter.

INTERIOR: cast-iron columns and steel beam construction.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for J M Scott & Co, the wine merchants and was designed to incorporate an electric lift. The former Nos 42 and 43 Water Street now bear the same address as 44 and 45 Water Street but are listed separately.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild (Leith) 10/5/1898 (Box 21).

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.

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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