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Edinburgh, High Street, Parliament Square

Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, High Street, Parliament Square

Classification Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Parliament Close

Canmore ID 52296

Site Number NT27SE 275

NGR NT 2573 7354

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 275 257 735

'This tenement stood on what is now the E side of Parliament Square and, though it possessed no features of architectural interest, it was remarkable as being the highest building in Edinburgh. It had seven storeys towards Parliament Close and fifteen towards the Cowgate, where the ground dropped sharply away. It was entirely destroyed by the great fire of 1700.'

RCAHMS 1951.


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