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View from NW showing the front of Queensberry House

SC 792334

Description View from NW showing the front of Queensberry House

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 792334

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Queensberry House, No 64 Canongate, Edinburgh, from north-west This view from the north-west (1979) shows the house as extended by the 2nd Duke of Queensberry in 1695. The top storey was added by the Board of Ordnance when they converted it into a barracks in 1808. Queensberry added the right-wing and built the porch over a vaulted basement. After its use as a barracks ended, the building became a refuge for the destitute, and then a geriatric hospital. This closed in 1996. The building is now being converted into part of the new Scottish Parliament building, with the loss of the 1808 top storey. The burgh of Canongate was a burgh of barony granted to the abbey of Holyrood. In the 17th century it became popular with the upper classes as a place to live. The earliest part of Queensberry House was built in the 1660s for Dame Margaret Douglas of Balmakellie. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH100


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 792334) View from NW showing the front of Queensberry House

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