Edinburgh, Canongate, 12 White Horse Close

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Alternative Names Davidson's Close; Whitehorse Close; White Horse Inn; 31 Canongate; Ord's Close
Site Type FLAT(S) (17TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 52350
Site Number NT27SE 322
NGR NT 26703 73918
Council EDINBURGH, CITY OF
Parish EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
Former Region LOTHIAN
Former District CITY OF EDINBURGH
Former County MIDLOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

Depicted on the coloured 1st edition of the O.S. 1:1056 scale map (Edinburgh and its Environs, 1854, sheet 30).

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:
National Library:
Water Colour Sketches of T Brown, Advocate Ref Adv MSS 34.8.1-3

Plans, sections and elevations in possession of F C Mears

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NT27SE 322 26697 73936

Originally 17th century. Restored and renovated by J Jerdan in 1889 and again in 1961-4 by Sir Frank Mears and Partners. Now in great part brick and harl replicas incorporating sections of the original. Long irregular quadrangle, mainly 2-storey partly with garret in court, stone stair and twin wood and plaster gables at N end. Front block to Canongate 3-storey and attic, 2-storey attic and garret E section set back.
RCAHMS 1951.

 
Books and References

Burns and Henderson, A and T (1868) Picturesque 'bits' from old Edinburgh: a series of photographs by Archibald Burns, with descriptive and historical notes by Thomas Henderson. Edinburgh; London
Held at RCAHMS D.8.31.BUR.R

Cruickshank, G (1979) 'Canongate', Scot Fld, vol.125, 929 August
Page(s): 21

Edinburgh, Canongate, White Horse Close (1957) 'White-horse Close' [photograph], Architect Prospect Summer 1957
Page(s): 29

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