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Interior-detail of cupola in Old Council Chamber on First Floor of Edinburgh City Chambers.

SC 357565

Description Interior-detail of cupola in Old Council Chamber on First Floor of Edinburgh City Chambers.

Catalogue Number SC 357565

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 4194 CN

Scope and Content Detail of the ceiling in the New Council Room, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh The City Chambers, one of the first public buildings of Classical Edinburgh, was designed by John Adam in 1753-61 to house the Royal Exchange, a covered meeting-place for merchants. It is now the home of the City of Edinburgh Council. The New Council Room, one of the grandest interiors in the building, was designed by Robert Morham in 1901-4 and is top-lit from a central coffered dome. The lower tiers are lined with rosettes, and the upper part has elaborate stained-glass panels. In the late 18th century the City Chambers housed only one public office, the Customs House; the rest of the building contained mainly shops and coffee houses. The merchants never used it much as an Exchange, preferring to do business in the street. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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