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Edinburgh, Cockburn Street, General

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Site Name Edinburgh, Cockburn Street, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 116453

Site Number NT27SE 1240

NGR NT 2579 7370

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

ARCHITECTS: Peddie & Kinnear 1859


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh alterations to Horseshoe Bar

Attic 2, Bin 22, Bag 2 1955

Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh new (elevation of South side)

Attic 2, Bin 23, Bag 2 Peddie & Kinnear 1859

Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh new

Bin 12, Bag 2 Peddie & Kinnear 1859-60

Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh elevations

Drawings in Plan chest drawer 4 Peddie & Kinnear N.D.

For Railway Station Access co


Dick peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh plan of proposed new street

Bin 18, Bag 3 Peddie & Kinnear 1859


Drawer No 14.-I.No 40:- Mounted lithographed plan headed "Edinburgh Railway Station Access Co., Plan of Street to be formed from Waverley Bridge Road to High Street". Scale 30 feet to 1 inch. No date, but probably 1851, when the scheme was projected. The centre line is shown by a heavy line and the sides of the Street by dotted lines, while a note indicates that the dotted lines furthest from the centre indicates the limit of property which the Company is empowered to take under their Act. The plan is printed by W & A K Johnston and bears the name of J Dick Peddie.

Drawer No 28.-II.No 33:- Lithographed plans showing "Line of proposed New Road-way from Waverley Bridge to the Tron Church". Dated 1851. Scale 30 feet to 1 inch.

Drawer No 28.-III.No 37:- Lithographed sheet to scale of 30 feet to 1 inch showing a series of Cross Sections through present road and the surface of the proposed street; and Section showing rate of inclination as 1 in 12.84 throughout. The length indicated-from side of Market Street to side of High Street-is 1 furlong, 184 links. There is no date, but pencil note would indicate 1858.

Drawer No 17.-IV.:- Rough cloth tracing showing buildings between Fleshmarket and Anchor Close, on the North side of Cockburn Street. Numbers run from 41 to 63, and on a panel on the front is the date 1864. The tracing is docketted as (signed) Peddie & Kinnear, Archts, 1 July, 1862.

Drawer No 20.-V.:- Alternative elevations of wall opposite Royal Exchange, on which offers were received. Scale one and a half inch to ten feet. Signed by Peddie & Kinnear, Archts, 12 Howe Street, 10 March, 1859.


10 pages of text regarding the development of Cockburn Street and its effects on the surrounding areas -filed under "COCKBURN STREET"


Plans: lithograph perspective view (coloured) presentation design.

Peddie and Kinnear archts. Published and painted by Messrs Caldwell and Co.

Unable to locate at time of upgrade 15.2.2000.


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