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Edinburgh, 493 - 495 Lawnmarket, 3, 5, 7 James' Court

Public House (Period Unassigned), Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 493 - 495 Lawnmarket, 3, 5, 7 James' Court

Classification Public House (Period Unassigned), Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) James's Court, James Boswell's House

Canmore ID 52282

Site Number NT27SE 262

NGR NT 25539 73578

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 262 25539 73578

Five storeys high with a very irregular stair-turret and outshot at the N end; apparently 16th or 17th century. The timber-framed upper floors at the NE corner and balconies on the E flank belong to the remodelling for Patrick Geddes by S Henbest Capper, 1892.

RCAHMS 1951; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.

Architecture Notes


Original drawings by J Jordan, 13 Castle Street, of reconstruction of Nos 3-7, for the Edinburgh Social Union (Patrick Geddes, etc) in the Dean of Guild records, City Chambers, 1891.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


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