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19-20 Princes Street, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9533 / 55°57'11"N

Longitude: -3.1908 / 3°11'26"W

OS Eastings: 325742

OS Northings: 673999

OS Grid: NT257739

Mapcode National: GBR 8PF.5D

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.YMRJ

Plus Code: 9C7RXR35+8M

Entry Name: 19-20 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Listing Name: 19 and 20 Princes Street, Incorporating the Royal British Hotel

Listing Date: 20 February 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 369515

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29502

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: 19–20 Princes Street
19-20 Princes Street
Royal British Hotel
Edinburgh, 19 - 20 Princes Street

ID on this website: 200369515

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Hotel

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J MacIntyre Henry, 1896-8. 4-storey and double attic, broad 3-bay hotel. Polished cream sandstone ashlar. Modern ground floor shopfront incorporating entrance to hotel to W. 2 E bays with pair of large bowed tripartite windows to 1st and 2nd floors (mullions and polished granite columns at 1st floor, fluted pilasters at 2nd), linked by shaped 3rd floor balcony; paired arcaded windows at 3rd floor; cornice and solid parapet broken by ashlar bipartite dormers with Dutch gables and wallhead stack between; 4 pedimented timber dormers above. 5-storey W tower bay with arched window at 1st floor, bipartite at 2nd, aedicule at 3rd, and 3 small arched windows at 4th; heavy cornice with pulvinated frieze and pavilion roof with pedimented timber dormer. Carved ornamental panels between 1st and 2nd floors.

Timber sash and case plate glass windows (casements at 3rd floor). Ashlar coped skews and stacks; grey slates.

INTERIOR: staircase with timber balusters and simple panelled ceiling; cupola obscured. Otherwise modernised. Extends to W, into Nos 21-23 Princes Street (see separate listing).

Statement of Interest

Thomas Hamilton had rebuilt No 19 in 1837.

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