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Edinburgh, Leith, Maritime Street, General

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Site Name Edinburgh, Leith, Maritime Street, General

Classification General View

Alternative Name(s) Quality Street

Canmore ID 149816

Site Number NT27NE 494

NGR NT 2720 7643

NGR Description Centred NT 2720 7643

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Summary Record (2014)

NT 27270 76450 The Story of Leith Project brought together the Citadel Arts Group (CAG) and the Workers Education Association Playwrights Group (WEA) to create a heritage trail with a 360° soundscape. To do this they employed the use of binaural sound recording, which uses a dummy head and two recorders placed in the ‘ears’ to mimic the way humans pick up sound. CAG and WEA worked on script and extra text to be included in an accompanying booklet. Adopt-a-Monument worked with these projects to help produce the booklets and provide guided tours from 19–21 June 2014.

Archive and report: NRHE (intended)

Funder: HLF and HES

Fiona Watson and Liz Hare – Archaeology Scotland

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 494 centred 2720 7643

Architecture Notes


Edinburgh, Leith, Maritime Street was originally named Quality Street.

38 Quality Street which was Category B Listed was demolished c. 1960. Information from Demolitions catalogue held in RCAHMS.

Builder's Journal Aug. 23rd 1899 - reference only, volume not in NMRS.

Sources: Dean of Guild. Bundle 1811 18.4.1811

Pet. John Watson, Merchant in Leith.

Quality Street, West and East side.

Plan and elevation encl. of warehouse. Unsigned.

Sources: Dean of Guild 3.3.1814

Pet. John Kelly, merchant in Leith.

Quality Street, bounded on North by Commercial Banking Co.

Repairs and alterations - carriageway through centre of tenement.

Plan and elevations unsigned.


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