Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

70-88 Hamilton Place, EdinburghLB28996

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24746 74689
324746, 674689


Robert Brown, 1830. 4-storey and basement, 16 bay classical terrace. Rusticated ground floor.

Statement of Special Interest

The estates surrounding the old village of Stockbridge, to the northwest of the New Town, were feued for residential development from circa 1813.

Hamilton Place was built on the estate of Mr Muir. A development plan for St Stephen Street and Clarence Street was assembled by James Peddie in the early 1820s. The architect for the scheme was Robert Brown who also designed nos 70-88 Hamilton Place as continuation of the corner of Clarence Street.

The tenement block on the eastern end of Hamilton Place appears on the Great Reform Act map of 1832.

Robert Brown, (d. 1832) Architect practiced predominantly in Edinburgh and was responsible for the layout of a number of building estates in the New Town of Edinburgh.

Listed building record and statutory address updated (2015). Previously listed as 'Hamilton Place 70-88'.



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 138390


Great Reform Act Plans and Reports, (1832), Edinburgh and Leith. London : House of Commons.

Gifford, J. McWilliam, C. and Walker, D. (1991) The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh. London: Penguin Books. pp. 411, 412.

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, Robert Brown, [accessed 4 March 2015].

About Listed Buildings

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Northwest elevation, 70-88 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, taken on clear day.

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