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Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Moray House College Of Education, Chessel's Land

College (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Moray House College Of Education, Chessel's Land

Classification College (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) St John Street

Canmore ID 287763

Site Number NT27SE 1756.04

NGR NT 26295 73646

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

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 1756.04 NT 26295 73646

NT27SE 1756.00 NT 26438 73619 Patterson's Land

NT27SE 1756.01 NT 26406 73709 Thomson's Land / Demonstration School

NT27SE 1756.02 NT 26374 73678 Reception / Nursery School

NT27SE 1756.03 NT 26343 73646 Charteris Land/Department of Educational Studies

NT27SE 1756.05 NT 26279 73587 St Mary's Land/ Science, Technical Education & Home Economics

Built on land formerly occupied by the Old Edinburgh Playhouse and subsequently the Edinburgh & Leith Brewery, Chessel's Land was designed by Gordon & Dey as a Visual Arts training centre which opened in 1974. It takes its name from Archibal Chessel, a successful eighteenth century wright and merchant who built the nearby Chessel's Court in 1748. Information from RCAHMS (EL) April 2007.


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