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94-96 (Even Nos) West Bow

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9483 / 55°56'53"N

Longitude: -3.1944 / 3°11'39"W

OS Eastings: 325508

OS Northings: 673452

OS Grid: NT255734

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.F5

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR1B

Entry Name: 94-96 (Even Nos) West Bow

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370567

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29908

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Early 18th century; interior rebuilt Ebenezer J MacRae, 1930. 4-storey and attic 4-bay tenement with shops at ground floor. Random rubble with polished margins (painted at ground floor). Regularly fenestrated; 4 windows in nepus gable with central flight hole (blocked); later glazed door to shops with plate glass fanlight, flanked by windows with modern glazing; timber panelled door to flats at left.

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Corniced (rendered) apex stack with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Prior to Thomas Hamilton's Improvement Act scheme for the new W and S approaches, West Bow climbed steeply from the Grassmarket to the Lawnmarket. The lower section of West Bow remained, but the rest was demolished to make way for Victoria Street. Thomas Hamilton made a detailed elevation of both sides of the old street in 1830, before it was demolished.

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