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Edinburgh, Shakespeare Square, General

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Site Name Edinburgh, Shakespeare Square, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 126286

Site Number NT27SE 2168

NGR NT 2589 7396

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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

The buildings of the Square sprang up around the Old Theatre Royal which was opened in 1768 and when the Theatre was demolished in 1860 there passed away with it the buildings on the East and South sides of the Square.

See also: NT27SE 208 Edinburgh, Shakespeare Square, Theatre Royal


Sources: Pet. William Butter, wright

Shakespeare Square, east side

Plan and elevation of very simple five floor house. Unsigned

Sources: Dean of Guild 1.7.1813

William Bruce, upholsterer

Leith Street, corner of Shakespeare Square?

Major alteration - addition of further floor to annex

Elevations, before and after, unsigned


(?Thomas) Hill

Edinburgh. Tenement, Shakespeare Square

"lately built by Mr Hill, architect", (1801)

(Edinburgh Evening Courant, June 20, 1801)


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