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Edinburgh, 97 - 99 High Street

Tenement (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 97 - 99 High Street

Classification Tenement (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Paisley Close; 'heave Awa' House'

Canmore ID 52319

Site Number NT27SE 295

NGR NT 26031 73697

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/52319

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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 295 26031 73697

Built by Robert Paterson, 1862, largely refaced 1981. Under the central oriel is a carved portrait head by John Rhind. The inscription 'HEAVE AWA' CHAPS, I'M NO DEAD YET' commemorates the rescue of a boy buried in the collapse of the previous building on the site, of which the six-storeyed rear wing to Paisley's Close survives.

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

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