Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25818 73201
325818, 673201


Early 19th century. 3-storey and basement, 4-bay classical tenement with 5 arcaded openings at ground floor. Recessed slightly from street line. Ashlar, polished at ground, droved above. Base course, band course between floors, cill course at 1st floor, eaves cornice and blocking course. Regularly fenestrated, stone cills at 2nd floor. Timber panelled door with radial fanlight. Small projecting full-height tower to rear.

Fixed 12-pane rectangular timber windows with semi-circular top-hoppers at ground floor, plate glass in timber sash and case windows above. Double pitch roof, grey slates. Straight skews, corniced ashlar end stack.

INTERIOR: tenement stair with granolithic steps, cast iron balusters and timber handrail. Lift. 4-panel timber doors and timber window shutters to flatted apartments. Small wc rooms off half landings on stair forming a tower to rear elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

Well proportioned early 19th century classical tenement with good stone detailing, forming an integral part of the early formal town planning of the development of the Southside following the demolition of the Trades Maiden Hospital on Bristo Place.The former tenement flats are used as office spaces for to the residential care home in the adjacent Jericho House (see separate listing) which is linked internally via doors broken through on the half landings ofthe stairwell.

Lothian Street was funded by the South Bridge Trustees to improve access between Bristo Street and Potterrow. The Trades Maiden Hospital sold some of their garden ground to facilitate this road which was constructed around 1800. At this point the Hospital Trustees wished to relocate as the accommodation was no longer adequate and the building fabric deteriorating. The close proximity of the new road supported their case and the hospital relocated to Lauriston in 1818. The site including its remaining garden grounds was developed to continue the Lothian Street streetscape. Development on Lothian Street commenced at the East end with tenements, which have since been demolished to accommodate the rear entrance of the Royal Museum constructed 1934-7.

In the 1960s the University development at Potterow resulted in the demolition of the tenement buildings on the south side of Lothian Street. These tenements are the only remaining structures to indicate the original streetscape.

(List description updated at re-survey 2011-12.)



Appears on J Kirkwood Plan of Edinburgh (1821). J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker The Buildings of Scotland, Edinburgh (1984) p221. Town Plan of Edinburgh (1849-53).

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