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Edinburgh, 30, 30a George Street

Shop (20th Century), Tenement (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 30, 30a George Street

Classification Shop (20th Century), Tenement (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 54, 56 Hanover Street

Canmore ID 113213

Site Number NT27SE 747

NGR NT 25325 74013

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/113213

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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 747 25325 74013

NT27SE 927 25327 74007 54, 56 Hanover Street

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 (25 June 2002)

Five metal warriors, from S. to N.: Samurai with sword; Roman with a round shield; Australian Aborigine with oval shield and boomerang; African with large shield and long spear; American Indian wearing feathered headdress and carrying bow and arrow.

The building was occupied in the early 1960s by the General Steam Navigation Company Ltd. It was subsequently occupied by P & O Travel in 1986, Hogg Robinson Travel in 1992, then Going Places Leisure Travel Ltd in 1998.

The figures have been on the building since the 1960s.

The figures represent the five continents of Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and America.

Inspected By : T.S.

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Design period : Early 1960s

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0657)

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