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Date October 2013

Event ID 965219

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Note


There appears to have been some remodelling of the building as it had been extended east between 1877 (Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1:1056 (Edinburgh, surveyed 1876-7, sheet 36)) and 1894 (Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1:1056 (Edinburgh, 1894, sheet III.8.12)).

The incorporated 17th century wing and stair would have been accessed by the now gone St John's Close (Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1:1056 (Edinburgh, surveyed 1876-7, sheet 36).

Information from RCAHMS (MMD) 10 October 2013.

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