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Edinburgh, The Mound, City Relief Map

Sculpture (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, The Mound, City Relief Map

Classification Sculpture (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) National Gallery Of Scotland; Royal Scottish Academy

Canmore ID 306311

Site Number NT27SE 6081

NGR NT 25450 73801

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/306311

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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

Activities

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) 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 (22 September 2008)

Bronze high-relief map, set into a raised stone rectangle, showing part of Edinburgh city centre from Lothian Road (in the west) to Regent Road (in the east), York Place and Queen Street (in the north) and Cowgate (in the south); including Calton Hill, Waverley Station, Princes Street Gardens and the Castle.

See Inscriptions.

Inscriptions : On streets on relief map (raised letters): YORK PLACE / QUEEN STREET / GEORGE STREET / PRINCES STREET [x2] / LOTHIAN ROAD / GRASSMARKET / COWGATE / HIGH STREET / REGENT ROAD

On plaque set into the top of the stone rectangular base, on the north side (raised letters): [Braille] / PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF EDINBURGH / BY THE STAFF OF MARKS & SPENCER, / EDINBURGH IN 1984 TO MARK THE COMPANY'S CENTENARY. / THIS RELIEF WAS CRAFTED TO ENABLE / PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED VISION TO / ENJOY THE GRANDEUR OF THE CITY.

Signatures : On south-west edge of relief map (incised cursive script): D. Westby.

Year of unveiling : 1984

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN1470)

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