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Edinburgh, 28 Calton Hill, Rock House

House (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 28 Calton Hill, Rock House

Classification House (18th Century)

Canmore ID 117537

Site Number NT27SE 1369

NGR NT 26083 74111

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

Summary Record

Late C18th semi detached house, three bay, two-storey and attic.

In the 1840's the house belonged to Robert Adamson who with D O Hill were two of the earliest developers of calotype photography. The studio was used by a number of other photgraphers over the years, including Francis Caird Inglis. The studio on the site was on the site of the current lodge, Minnow house. Rock House was restored and Minnow house was built with Nicholas Groves Raines architects in c.2002.

The sculpture in the minnow pond is a finial from the roofline of the David Bryce New Club on Princes Street, demolished in the 1960's.

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