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Edinburgh, 51 And 53 High Street, Moubray House

Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 51 And 53 High Street, Moubray House

Classification Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Trunk's Close; Hope's Court

Canmore ID 52320

Site Number NT27SE 296

NGR NT 26084 73706

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 296 26084 73706

Although Robert Moubray built a house here as early as 1477, the existing building is substantially of 17th century date. On plan it is L-shaped, the main block facing the street and the wing extending N, in alignment with the W gable. The major block has four storeys and an attic, the wing two storeys fewer. From the latter an oblong tenement extends to the N, and although this includes a cellarage, two upper floors and an attic, the wing is the higher of the two as it stands on higher ground. In the lower part of the front is a modern shop. Restored.

RCAHMS 1951.

Architecture Notes

DESCRIPTION: Four storeyed mansion with a high plastered gable of bold projection at eaves level. Entered by an outside stair.


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