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Edinburgh, 240 Canongate, 3, 4, 5, 6 Chessel's Court, South Block

Flat(S) (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 240 Canongate, 3, 4, 5, 6 Chessel's Court, South Block

Classification Flat(S) (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Mansion Flats; Deaf And Dumb Institution

Canmore ID 255042

Site Number NT27SE 334.02

NGR NT 26252 73649

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 334.02

Built by Archibald Chessel c. 1748 as mansion flats, a harled three storey and basement block. Unequal wings of c. 1765 project at each side. Notable interior work. Restored, Robert Hurd and Partners, 1963-4.

RCAHMS 1951; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 334.02

Block of mid-eighteenth century date - simple but effective. three and four floors high with projecting stair tower. Numbers 4 and 8 Pirrie's Close adjoining to the west are somewhat similar. Extensively remodelled in the 1950s by Robert Hurd.

National Library 'Bone's The Perambulation in Edinburgh' - painted panels.


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