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Edinburgh, 356 Castlehill, Cannonball House

School (20th Century), Tenement (17th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 356 Castlehill, Cannonball House

Classification School (20th Century), Tenement (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 2 Castle Wynd North; Castlehill School

Canmore ID 52345

Site Number NT27SE 318

NGR NT 25395 73505

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

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 318 25395 73505

NT27SE 635.00 25408 73503 Castlehill School

Originally early 17th century, reconstructed late 17th and mid 18th centuries. Two-storey laigh floor and attic to street; short lower S wing dated 1630. Restored as part of adjoining school; new E gable 1913, J A Carfrae.

RCAHMS 1951.

ARCHITECT: John Alexander Carfrae-restoration as extension to Castlehill School


Watching Brief (25 October 2013 - 25 November 2013)

AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Thomas and Adamson, on behalf of their client to undertake an archaeological and structural watching brief at Cannonball House, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, in advance of and during renovation works at this large A Listed building at the top of the Royal Mile. The frontage of Cannonball House dates to the late 16th century with a later wing to the rear completed in 1630 by Alexander Mure although there have been significant 18th century additions. The interior was significantly altered in the 1930s when the house was incorporated into Castlehill School. The archaeological watching brief recorded four post-medieval wall foundations exposed during the limited ground breaking works which may relate to a previous phase of building on the site, although the

limited scope of the works hinders the interpretation of these features.

Information from Diana Sproat and Jamie Humble (AOC Archaeology Group) 31 March 2014. OASIS ID - aocarcha1-168791


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