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Edinburgh, 453, 455, 457, 459, 461 And 463 Lawnmarket

Shop(S) (19th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 453, 455, 457, 459, 461 And 463 Lawnmarket

Classification Shop(S) (19th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Canmore ID 111895

Site Number NT27SE 649

NGR NT 25573 73583

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/111895

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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

By S Henbest Capper for Patrick Geddes and the Edinburgh Social Union, 1893.

Plans held in the Dean of Guild records, City Chambers.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Activities

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (21 August 2002)

Head of a boy, almost three-dimensional, in a cartouche with symbolic objects either side of him. On the left is a bundle of books and a laurel wreath; on the right is a cricket bat and ball and a racket, all within a hoop.

This is one of three such figurative cartouches on this tenement.

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : None Visible

Signatures : None Visible

Design period : 1892

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0847)

Field Visit (21 August 2002)

High relief scrolled cartouche with central young man's head with bundles of tools suspended each side of him.

This is one of three such figurative cartouches on this tenement.

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : None Visible

Signatures : None Visible

Design period : 1892

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0848)

Field Visit (21 August 2002)

High relief head of a man with a scrolled hat, in a cartouche, with cornucopiae (? or horns or bags) of tradesmen's tools on each side, also in high relief.

This is one of three such figurative cartouches on this tenement.

The tools are emblems of crafts.

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : None Visible

Signatures : None Visible

Design period : 1892

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0849)

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