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Edinburgh, High School Yards, Royal High School Of Edinburgh

School (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, High School Yards, Royal High School Of Edinburgh

Classification School (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Infirmary Street; Department Of Archaeology

Canmore ID 118777

Site Number NT27SE 1578

NGR NT 2615 7347

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

Demolished and replaced by David Bryce's Surgical Hospital in 1848-53.

ARCHITECT: Alexander Laing begun 1777


Erection of a new High School. Subscription pamphlet illustrated by a print of a drawing of the elevation of the West Front. List of Subscribers accompanies Sir William Forbes' letter.

1777 GD 18/5834


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