Listed Building

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62-70 Henderson Row, EdinburghLB29024

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24810 74772
324810, 674772


Circa 1863. 4-storey, 4 bay plain classical tenement. Ashlar, tripartite windows to outer bays. Architraved windows with cornices at 1st floor. Ground floor of no 68 in use as a shop.

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 the early nineteenth century.

The 62-70 Henderson Row feu was originally laid out in 1821 as part of scheme for the trustees of James Rose's estate (which bordered the Heriot estate and Edinburgh Academy). Kirkwood's map of 1821 shows the intended development of the feu as the extension to the northeast corner of Saxe-Coburg Street (originally East Claremont Street), however the feu was not developed during that period. The tenement block first appears on the Bartholomew's Post Office Directory map of 1865.

Listed building record and statutory address updated (2015). Previously listed as 'Henderson Row 62-70'.



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 138003

Kirkwood, J. (1821) Kirkwood s new plan of the City of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: s.n.

Bartholomew, J. (1865) Hislop's new plan of Edinburgh & Leith with suburbs …constructed for the Post Office Directory. Edinburgh: Bartholomew.

Gifford, J. McWilliam, C. and Walker, D. (1991) The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh. London: Penguin Books. p. 413.

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Southeast elevation, 62-70 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, cars in foreground, taken on clear day.

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