Edinburgh, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Princes Street, Jenners
Site Name Edinburgh, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Princes Street, Jenners
Classification Department Store
Alternative Name(s) 47 - 52 Princes Street; Stanley Ltd; Jenners Store; Rose Street; South St David Street
Canmore ID 115649
Site Number NT27SE 1199
NGR NT 25531 73986
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
- Council Edinburgh, City Of
- Parish Edinburgh (edinburgh, City Of)
- Former Region Lothian
- Former District City Of Edinburgh
- Former County Midlothian
In 1838 Jenners Department store began operating on its present location in Princes Street. A fire in 1892 destroyed the first buildings and a new, fireproofed, structure opened in 1895. Technical innovations in the new building included electric lighting and hydraulic lifts. The centrepiece of the store is a large, top-lit gallery.
Information from RCAHMS (SC) 4 July 2007
Miller, R D 1995
Gifford, J, McWilliam, C and Walker, D 1984
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ARCHITECT: William Hamilton Beattie 1895
James B Dunn
(Undated) information in NMRS.
Company established in Princes Street from 1838; original building destroyed by fire 1892.
Extensive stonework repair to current building carried out by the Michael Laird Partnership 1995-7 (cost 2.5m).
An unsigned sketch (EDD 173/1) shows various details that were not executed, including a dome over the water tower above the corner of the building. Presumably this is a preliminary sketch prepared in the months after the fire of November 1892.
Information from Mr Wilson Black (former Master of Works, Jenners), 2009.