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Edinburgh, Gardner's Crescent, 26, 29 Rosebank Cottages

Cottage(S) (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Gardner's Crescent, 26, 29 Rosebank Cottages

Classification Cottage(S) (19th Century)

Canmore ID 256527

Site Number NT27SW 4283

NGR NT 24482 73129

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

Summary Record

In 1857, Alexander MacGregor was appointed to design the exterior of Rosebank Cottages. The scheme was developed from Edinburgh's first colony scheme, at Shaw's Place in Pilrig. The aim was to provide: ‘flatted cottages for the better class of mechanics’. Each flat comprised a living room, two bedrooms, a scullery and a water-closet.

The Pilrig and Rosebank schemes were influential in the other colonies schemes across Edinburgh, built by the Edinburgh Cooperative Building Company. The first of these was the Stockbridge Colonies in 1861.

Source: Edinburgh Colonies Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Published by: City of Edinburgh Council

Date: 2014

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