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Edinburgh, 80 High Street, Scandic Crown Hotel

Hotel (Period Unassigned), Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 80 High Street, Scandic Crown Hotel

Classification Hotel (Period Unassigned), Tenement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Holiday Inn Crown Plaza Hotel

Canmore ID 52337

Site Number NT27SE 310

NGR NT 2599 7363

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/52337

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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

Architecture Notes

See NT27SE 310.01 for Nos 80, 82, 84 and 86 High Street-what previously stood on this site.

ARCHITECT: Ian Begg 1988-9

Activities

Aerial Photography (1993)

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 (3 April 2002)

Top central stone in arched doorway, carving of head with moustache and beard, wearing a gold painted crown.

Inspected By : A. Taubman

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Design period : 1989-1990

Unveiling details : 1990

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0746)

Field Visit (3 April 2002)

Head of woman set into stones at centre above rectangular doorway in Melrose Close. Wearing crown / head decoration (part missing).

Inspected By : A. Taubman

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Design period : 1989-1990

Unveiling details : 1990

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0747)

Field Visit (8 August 2002)

Date stone with low-relief gilded crown with sharp points (5), in rectangular blue panel on curving wall.

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : In raised gilded lettering either side of crown : AD / 19 90

Signatures : None

Design period : 1989-1990

Unveiling details : 1990

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0745)

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