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56, 56A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9473 / 55°56'50"N

Longitude: -3.192 / 3°11'31"W

OS Eastings: 325653

OS Northings: 673335

OS Grid: NT256733

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.XK

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YS53

Plus Code: 9C7RWRW5+W5

Entry Name: 56, 56A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 56 and 56a Candlemaker Row

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 366297

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28418

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Thomas Brown, 1855, probably incorporating earlier fabric (see Notes). 4-storey 3-bay 2-window tenement with shop at ground floor. Coursed squared sandstone, ashlar (painted) to ground; random rubble to rear. Base course; projecting cills to upper windows. Modern boarded timber door to flats to left; modern glazed timber door to shop with plate glass fanlight, flanked by modern shop windows. Centre bay above ground blank, with wallhead stack.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Broad central wallhead stack to front, cement rendered wallhead stack to rear.

Statement of Interest

B group comprises Nos 1-5 Forrest Road, 1-3 Greyfriars Place, 4-6 Greyfriars Place, 30-34 Candlemaker Row (Greyfriars Bobby's Bar, 36-42 Candlemaker Row (including Candlemaker Hall), 44 Candlemaker Row, 46-48 Candlemaker Row, 50-54 Candlemaker Row, 56 and 56A Candlemaker Row and 58-64 Candlemaker Row. Rear elevations of group form eastern boundary of Greyfriars churchyard, setting for an important group of mural monuments. There was a building on this site from the early 18th century. Dean of Guild drawings show the rear of Brown's design incorporating the mural monuments of the churchyard.

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