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Edinburgh, 80, 81, 82, 83 Princes Street

Hotel (Period Unassigned), Office (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 80, 81, 82, 83 Princes Street

Classification Hotel (Period Unassigned), Office (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) 80 - 83 Princes Street, Life Association Of Scotland; Bedford Hotel

Canmore ID 116414

Site Number NT27SE 1214

NGR NT 2531 7387

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

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

Princes Street. Petition of William Forbes Esq, to the Lord Dean of Guild. William Forbes owns the tenement *no. 80 Princes Street, Edinburgh. He proposes to erect a building on the ground behind this tenement and to adjoin the same and seeks authority of the Lord Dean and Council to do this. Copy of this petition to be served on neighbouring proprietors.

29 September 1836 GD152/53/2/Bundle 8/8-9x

[Described as the 2nd tenement West from the corner tenement

on the West side of South Hanover Street and Princes Street

and ground below the same].

Estimate followed by receipt for payment for putting in two storm windows in Mr Bruce's house in Princes Street.

55 [pounds]

John Inglis, Builder

1820 GD152/217/5/Bundle 2/14

Refurbishing of 81 Princes Street. Items included in accounts for furniture and furnishings from Charles Trotter, Edinburgh, to O Tyndall Bruce.

1841-1850 GD152/63/2/2-5

82 Princes Street

Estimate for a new roof on the cellar 'at the back of Mr Grant's shop' a WC and back building for library at 82 Princes Street.

James Hill, Mound, Edinburgh.

1 July 1844 GD152/204/1/5/1-3x


Life Association Offices


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh proposed elevations & design

for sculpture of door pediment

Bin 22, Bag 1 not signed n/d


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