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110 and 112 West Bow (Including Edmonstone's Close)

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9481 / 55°56'53"N

Longitude: -3.1941 / 3°11'38"W

OS Eastings: 325523

OS Northings: 673425

OS Grid: NT255734

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.H8

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR5H

Entry Name: 110 and 112 West Bow (Including Edmonstone's Close)

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 370569

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29910

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Later 18th century. 5-storey and attic 4-bay terraced tenement block with restaurant at ground floor. Ashlar (painted to ground). Arched pend (Edmonstone's Close) to outer right. Cill band to 1st floor; projecting cills at 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Long and short quoins. Round-arched entrance in 2nd bay from left flanked by round-arched windows (modern glazing). Regular fenestration above. 2 3-light dormers to attic. In Edmonstone's Close: 6-storey rubble drum staircase with timber panelled doors to ground (112B); 3-storey former warehouse to right and earlier warehouses to rear (see Notes).

12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Corniced end stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Dean of Guild plans are an application by Thomas Edmonstone to build the 3-storey warehouse in Edmonstone's Close, to the right at the rear, and show the already existing buildings, including the drum staircase. The warehouses to the rear were the former home of the Traverse Theatre, the scene of many important theatrical innovations in the 1970's.

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