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Edinburgh, 1 Park Place

Town House (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Edinburgh, 1 Park Place

Classification Town House (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Parliament House

Canmore ID 157036

Site Number NT27SE 4242

NGR NT 2580 7350

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Architecture Notes

The NMRS holds a collection of photographic copies of designs for a town house in Edinburgh for Lord Advocate, Ilay Campbell.

Large, 3 storey with attics and rusticated basement. Giant pilaster order 1st and 2nd floors. East facing with terrace ? East, West, and North; South side attached/restricted.

Designs dated 8th January 1785 (Unexecuted).

Probably for No.1 Park Place: see Grant's 'Old and New Edinburgh', 1882. Vol. II p.344 (engraved perspective of house as executed, plus text).

Ilay Campbell (1734-1823) of Succoth became solicitor general 1783, and spent the later years of his life at his estate at Garscube, Dumbartonshire (Dict of Nat Biog).

1, Park Place, Edinburgh became 'Ladies Institution for Education upon the death of Succoth, 1823.


Watching Brief (16 July 2008)

NT 2580 7350 (centred on) A watching brief was carried out on 16 July 2008 during the excavation of two small trial pits in a courtyard close to Fishmarket Close at Parliament House. No features or artefacts of archaeological significance were recorded.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Scottish Court Service

Victoria Clements (AOC Archaeology Group), 2008

Information also reported in Oasis (aocarcha1-76205) 16 April 2013


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