Edinburgh, Canongate, 12 White Horse Close

Flat(s) (17th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Canongate, 12 White Horse Close

Classification Flat(s) (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Davidson's Close; Whitehorse Close; White Horse Inn; 31 Canongate; Ord's Close

Canmore ID 52350

Site Number NT27SE 322

NGR NT 26703 73918

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 322 26697 73936

Originally 17th century. Restored and renovated by J Jerdan in 1889 and again in 1961-4 by Sir Frank Mears and Partners. Now in great part brick and harl replicas incorporating sections of the original. Long irregular quadrangle, mainly 2-storey partly with garret in court, stone stair and twin wood and plaster gables at N end. Front block to Canongate 3-storey and attic, 2-storey attic and garret E section set back.

RCAHMS 1951.

Architecture Notes

Depicted on the coloured 1st edition of the O.S. 1:1056 scale map (Edinburgh and its Environs, 1854, sheet 30).


National Library:

Water Colour Sketches of T Brown, Advocate Ref Adv MSS 34.8.1-3

Plans, sections and elevations in possession of F C Mears



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