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Edinburgh, 4, 5, 6 Queen Street

Cinema (20th Century), Hall (19th Century), House(S) (18th Century), Nightclub (20th Century), Office (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 4, 5, 6 Queen Street

Classification Cinema (20th Century), Hall (19th Century), House(S) (18th Century), Nightclub (20th Century), Office (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bbc Scotland; Philosophical Institution; Queen's Hall; United Presbyterian Synod Hall

Canmore ID 106195

Site Number NT27SE 621

NGR NT 25446 74207

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

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 621 25446 74207

Shown as Synod Hall (United Presbyterian) on the 1st edition (Edinburgh and its environs plan, 1853, sheet 29), which also shows the ground floor seating arrangement. The hall was operating as a cinema from about 1897 until 1915. The site along with the adjacent Philosophical Institution was used for broadcasting from 1924 and later converted to studios for the BBC.

Shown as Queen's Hall on 2nd edition of the 25" map (Edinburghshire, 1890) and the subsequent revision of 1912-15.

B Thomas and information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2003


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