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Edinburgh, St James Square, General

Tenement(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, St James Square, General

Classification Tenement(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St James Centre; Whitehouse Cox & Co Ltd; D & W Rankin; The General Poster And Publicity Co Ltd

Canmore ID 84041

Site Number NT27SE 569

NGR NT 2583 7416

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 569 258 741

The site of the original St James Square which was demolished in 1969 is now occupied by the St James Centre.

Information from RCAHMS (DE) 29 June 1995

Architecture Notes


Edinburgh, 6-15 & 16-23a St James Square which were Category B Listed were demolished in 1966/67. Information from Demolitions catalogue in RCAHMS library.


Sources: Dean of Guild. Bundle 1813. January-June. 24.6.1813.

Pet. William Innes.

Corner of Elder Street, James Square.

Elevation to Elder Street and meuse Lane.

Plan of Street Floor, apparently showing a chapel with seating shown. No mention in

application as to the purpose. Unsigned.

in notes on plan: "...the tenement built by John Neil, corner of Elder, Clyde streets..."



Scottish Record Office

RHP 5552 1807 Plan (including St Andrew Square) showing deviation from New Town Plan


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