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Edinburgh, 112 Canongate

Flat(S) (20th Century)(Possible), Shop (20th Century)(Possible)

Site Name Edinburgh, 112 Canongate

Classification Flat(S) (20th Century)(Possible), Shop (20th Century)(Possible)

Canmore ID 291580

Site Number NT27SE 5968

NGR NT 26515 73802

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


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (20 December 2000)

Façade inscription in exposed I-beams above ground floor of building, which turns corner into Crichton's Close.

The close leads to the Scottish Poetry Library.

Inscriptions : Cursive stainless steel 3D writing in metal I-beam support:

a nation is forged in the hearth

(round corner in close): of poetry

In upright I-beam to left: 112

Signatures : Plaque under 112 gives artist's name and date.

Design period : 1999

Year of unveiling : 1999

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0310)


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