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Edinburgh, 197 High Street

Public House (Period Unassigned), Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 197 High Street

Classification Public House (Period Unassigned), Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cockburn Street; Fleshmarket Close

Canmore ID 115222

Site Number NT27SE 1110

NGR NT 25879 73659

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/115222

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

The tenement standing at the corner of Cockburn Street, above the entry to Fleshmarket Close, may be dated to about 1700. Towards the street is a main block to which are attached two wings, the one on the W side of the close being a stair wing and the one on the E being habitable. In all the building has six storeys and an attic. The ground floor contains modern shops on either side of the Close entry, and above there seem originally to have been three flats upon each floor. The rubble front has recently been plastered. From the stair wing a contemporary tenement of three storey runs northwards to join the modern buildings in Cockburn Street. The two lower storeys of this are used for storage, while the top floor is still inhabited.

RCAHMS 1951.

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