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Edinburgh, Canongate, Canongate Kilwinning Lodge

Masonic Hall (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Canongate, Canongate Kilwinning Lodge

Classification Masonic Hall (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 23 St John Street

Canmore ID 235935

Site Number NT27SE 4779

NGR NT 26318 73707

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


Publication Account (1984)

The masonic Lodge Canongate Kilwinning (No. 2) incorporates a late 17th century wing and circular stair tower. The main block (a windowless lodge room) onto St John Street dates from the late 1730s.

J Gifford, C McWilliam, D Walker, 1984.

Note (October 2013)

There appears to have been some remodelling of the building as it had been extended east between 1877 (Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1:1056 (Edinburgh, surveyed 1876-7, sheet 36)) and 1894 (Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1:1056 (Edinburgh, 1894, sheet III.8.12)).

The incorporated 17th century wing and stair would have been accessed by the now gone St John's Close (Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1:1056 (Edinburgh, surveyed 1876-7, sheet 36).

Information from RCAHMS (MMD) 10 October 2013.


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