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Edinburgh, West Parliament Square, Signet Library

Library (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, West Parliament Square, Signet Library

Classification Library (19th Century)

Canmore ID 113058

Site Number NT27SE 724

NGR NT 25687 73542

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 274 25687 73542

ARCHITECT: Robert Reid 1825

W H Playfair 1818-40 (Staircase, Library, Reading Room and Eastern Apartments)

William Stark 1813 (IGL)-Thomas Stothand painting of Apollo and the Muses, etc 1822

Robert Adam 1791 -design for library (not carried out)

William Burn 1834 -replaced staircase


Country life Aug 1st 1925 - photograph


Signet Library & Midlothian Country Buildings


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh additions & alterations

Bin 17, Bag 1 7 South Charlotte St 1900


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh additions & alterations

Bin 17, Bag 1 13 Young St 1901


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.


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