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Basic Site Details

Name: Blackie House, Wardrop's Close, Lawnmarket
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Terraced house(?)  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Lady Stair's CloseYes 
Item 2 of 4451, Lawnmarket  
Item 3 of 42-6, North Bank StreetYes 
Item 4 of 4Blackie House, Wardrop's Close, LawnmarketYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41894  Restoration. Upper floors reconstructed
Item 2 of 41898  Shop front
Item 3 of 4December 1949 Alteration/conversionSeparation into six dwelling houses costing 9,000
Item 4 of 41950  Further alterations


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6Geddes & CapperArchitectural practiceA1894 Restoration
Item 2 of 6Patrick Geddes A1894 Restoration - with Stewart Henbest Capper as architect
Item 3 of 6Stewart Henbest CapperArchitectA1894 Restoration
Item 4 of 6Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectGc. 1894 Was involved in renovation
Item 5 of 6Neil & HurdArchitectural practice 1949 Separation into dwelling houses
Item 6 of 6Robert Philip Andrew HurdArchitect 1950 Further alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Duke of HamiltonClient for conversion into flats in 1949-50 for the Duke of Hamilton
Item 2 of 2Geddes, Patrick, Professor 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp198
Item 2 of 2Johnson, Jim and Rosenburg, Lou2010Renewing Old Edinburgh: the Enduring Legacy of Patrick Geddes Glendaruel: Argyll Publishingp122, 213

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder2 December 1949  p747

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 2 June 1898
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register292304, 5, 6 Melville Crescent, 43 Melville Street, 19 Walker Street


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