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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
Plus Code: 9C7RWRX4+87
Entry Name: 94, 96 West Bow, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 94-96 (Even Nos) West Bow
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 370567
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29908
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Tagged with: Architectural structure
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.
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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