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58 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9473 / 55°56'50"N

Longitude: -3.1921 / 3°11'31"W

OS Eastings: 325647

OS Northings: 673339

OS Grid: NT256733

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.XJ

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YS32

Plus Code: 9C7RWRW5+W5

Entry Name: 58 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 58-64 (Even Nos) Candlemaker Row

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 366300

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28419

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 19th century, probably incorporating earlier fabric (see Notes). 4-storey 4-bay tenement with shops at ground floor. Coursed rubble with droved ashlar dressings; ashlar (painted) to shops; random rubble to sides and rear. Ground floor cornice; projecting cills to windows; cill course at 2nd floor; eaves and blocking courses. Regularly fenestrated; bay to right of centre blind. Ground floor bays from left: shop window and door, door to flats, shop window, door and 2 windows. Original street name tablet, incised script.

Original openings but modern glazing and doors to shops; 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows above and to rear. Grey slates. Corniced cement-rendered ridge stack, flush with rear wall, with circular cans. Stone skew.

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 (following the curve of Candlemaker Row) from the early 18th century, and although the front of this building has obviously been rebuilt or at least refaced, the rear probably incorporates the earlier building.

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