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Edinburgh, 146 Canongate, Bakehouse Close

Bakery (18th Century), Museum (20th Century), Tenement (16th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 146 Canongate, Bakehouse Close

Classification Bakery (18th Century), Museum (20th Century), Tenement (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Huntly House; 140 Canongate; 142-154 Canongate; J And J Morison Limited; Commercial Brewery; Scottish Brewers Limited

Canmore ID 125278

Site Number NT27SE 2035

NGR NT 26450 73749

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

Depicted on the coloured 1st edition of the O.S. 1:1056 scale map (Edinburgh and its Environs, 1854, sheet 30).

ARCHITECT (Restoration):

James Alexander Arnott


See also 'Edinburgh' George Scott Moncreiff 1947

'Romantic Edinburgh' Lewis Spence

'Water Colour Sketches' Thomas Brown, Advocate

Vol II 'Adv. MSS. 34.8.1-3', No 23

NMRS Record sheet


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (16 August 2002)

The sculpture 'The Yew's Harp' is composed of cantilevered very rough 'planks' of wood (with inner edges left natural), held at right angles to a vertical zig-zagging metal form by bolts and steel wire tensed over hooks. One timber touches the ground at the end, the other is suspended in the air.

The sculptor is interested in weather vanes

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Design period : 1986

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0545)


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