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Edinburgh, 227-229 Canongate

Tenement (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 227-229 Canongate

Classification Tenement (20th Century)

Canmore ID 288142

Site Number NT27SE 5958

NGR NT 26300 73750

NGR Description Centred NT 26300 73750

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


Standing Building Recording (23 October 2014 - 24 October 2014)

NT 26281 73745 A programme of archaeological work was undertaken, 23–24 October 2014, prior to and during the development of the former Sailors Ark building (5 New Street) and the adjacent tenements at 221–229 Canongate. The work will see the demolition of the former 1930s built structures, with the exception of the façades to Canongate and New Street,

which will be retained.

There have been buildings on the site as far back as the post medieval

period, with the Caltongate gasworks dominating the site to the immediate N of the development area. However, the present buildings on the site were constructed in the 1930s. The façades to Canongate were built in a stone rubble style to fit in with the medieval character of the rest of the street,

although the side elevation of the Sailor Ark to New Street and rear elevations are brick, with the tenements dominated by a concrete balcony to the rear.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Artisan Estates

Diana Sproat – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES)


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