History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

50, 52, 54 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 55.9472 / 55°56'49"N

Longitude: -3.1919 / 3°11'30"W

OS Eastings: 325658

OS Northings: 673327

OS Grid: NT256733

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.YL

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YS65

Plus Code: 9C7RWRW5+V6

Entry Name: 50, 52, 54 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 50-54 (Even Nos) Candlemaker Row

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 366301

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28420

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Find accommodation in


Early 18th century. Reconstructed Ebenezer J McRae 1930 (and restored Simpson and Brown 1978). 3-storey 5-bay tenement with shops at ground floor. Random rubble with ashlar dressings. Bays at (painted) ground floor divided by pilasters with continuous fascia and cornice. Shop window to outer right; 2 narrow doors with 2-pane fanlights in 2nd and 3rd from right. Window and timber panelled door to shop in 1st and 2nd from left. Broad splayed rubble wallhead stacks between 1st and 2nd bays from right and left. Piend-roofed dormerheaded windows breaking eaves to rear; broad splayed wallhead stack to left.

Small-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Stone skews. Broad splayed corniced wallhead stacks with circular cans to front and 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.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.