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Edinburgh, High School Yards, Royal High School of Edinburgh Photographic copy of engraving showing main entrance front of Royal High School Copied from 'Views in Edinburgh and its Vicinity, Volume 2' ...

D 49658 P

Description Edinburgh, High School Yards, Royal High School of Edinburgh Photographic copy of engraving showing main entrance front of Royal High School Copied from 'Views in Edinburgh and its Vicinity, Volume 2'. Insc. 'High School. Drawn, Eng.d & Pub.d by J & HS Storer, Chapel Street, Pentonville. June 1, 1819'

Date 1/6/1819

Catalogue Number D 49658 P

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 465058

Scope and Content Old Royal High School of Edinburgh, High School Yards, Edinburgh The Old Royal High School, designed by Alexander Laing, was built in 1777. An early account describes how the windows were covered with wire netting and there was space for 800 boys, divided into five classes. After use as a school the building was converted and incorporated into the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. It was then considerably reconstructed and altered by Sir Rowand Anderson in the early 20th century and is now part of the University of Edinburgh. Today, it is still possible to make out the building in this picture, though it has been much altered and added to. It now houses the Department of Archaeology of the University, and provides space for lecture rooms, laboratories and staff offices. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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