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Jenners Department Store, Edinburgh

Luxury Scottish Department Store, Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland

Jenners began life as a shop at 47 Princes Street in 1838 and is Edinburgh’s most famous Department Store

Address: Jenners Department Store, 48 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Contact Jenners Department Store: 0131 225 2442
Date built: 1893-95
Architect: Beattie
Location: Princes St, New Town

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photos © Adrian Welch

Charles Jenner’s will bequeathed £8,000 towards external building decorations including the provision of caryatides (Grecian feminine figures carved into columns) symbolising that women were the foundation of this retail business.

The old Edinburgh Stock Exchange is bought in 1903 and rebuilt as part of the store, extending it up to Rose Street.

The Jenners store underwent further extension in 1922, taking the frontage to 52 Princes Street.

In 1962 the property on the south side of Rose Street was demolished, including the notorious Crane’s Bar, and a modern building erected on the site.

A refurbishment programme occurred in 2002 culminating in the unveiling of new windows along Princes Street, returned to the 1895 design.

Store address: Jenners, Edinburgh, 48 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Jenners Scotland Jenners Department Store Edinburgh
photos © Adrian Welch

Contact this Edinburgh Department Store: Phone +44 (0)131 225 2442 fax +44 (0)131 260 2240