Chambers Street

Statue to William Chambers

Sir William Chambers

Statue to Sir William Chambers, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 1865-69  -  in the centre of Chambers Street

  Copyright   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                Photograph taken October 1, 2007

 

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      Statue to Sir William Chambers, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 1865-69  -  in the centre of Chambers Street

 

Chambers Street

The Street

Chamber Street runs parallel to Edinburgh's Royal Mile, a short distance to the south.  It runs from George IV Bridge to South Bridge.

This statue is in the centre of Chambers Street, facing towards the steps and main entrance to the Royal Museum of Scotland

This view looks to the west up Chambers Street towards George IV Bridge and the statue to Greyfriars Bobby.  The Sheriff Courts, built in the 1990s, are in the background

The Street

The inscription on the front of the plinth, facing towards the Royal Museum of Scotland, reads:

WILLIAM

CHAMBERS

of GLENORMISTON LLD

LORD PROVOST

OF EDINBURGH

1865-1869

BORN -  16 APRIL 1800

DIED -  21 MAY 1883

 

 

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