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Edinburgh, 58 Bernard Street

Shop(S) (19th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 58 Bernard Street

Classification Shop(S) (19th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 35 Shore

Canmore ID 149176

Site Number NT27NE 427

NGR NT 27127 76543

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/149176

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

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Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) 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 (28 May 2001)

Open-work metal screen in front of lower part of shop window on Bernard Street, is constructed of random numbers at various angles, forming a composition around an empty clock face on the left and a diagonal clock hand in the centre. (The screen is functional, showing expensive coffee-making equipment inside the window).

All parts refer to, or play on the theme of 'The Clock' which is the name of the shop.

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Design period : January 1999

Year of unveiling : 1999

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0332)

Field Visit (6 February 2002)

Carved relief in recess, of the Virgin and child enthroned in the centre of a sailing ship. There is a separate horizontal inscription ribbon below, carved on the wall.

James Anderson Hamilton was the architect for Nos. 50-58 Bernard Street.

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : On ribbon carved in relief below sunken area, in raised letters:

PERSEVERE

Signatures : None

Design period : 1864

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0452)

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