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Edinburgh, 22-24 George Street, Royal Society Of Edinburgh

Office(S) (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 22-24 George Street, Royal Society Of Edinburgh

Classification Office(S) (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Edinburgh Life Assurance; Society Of Antiquaries Of Scotland

Canmore ID 113029

Site Number NT27SE 712

NGR NT 25384 74020

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

Architect: William Burn and David Bryce 1843


Edinburgh Life Assurance Co J M Dick Peddie, alts, 1881-1883


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( 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 (13 March 2002)

Standing draped female figure holding a sheaf of corn (?) in the crook of her right arm and a palm leaf in her outstretched left hand. She also wears a wreath of palm leaves around her head.

Inspected By : T.S.

Inscriptions : THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH in applied metal letters on frieze below dome

Signatures : None Visible

Design period : 1908-1909

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0653)


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