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Jenners Department Store, Edinburgh : Information + Images
Luxury Scottish Department Store, Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jenners Store Edinburgh
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
Victorian Department Store, often described as the Harrods of the North, Category A, with a three-storey hall similar to Liberty’s in London:
Jenners’ complex Victorian facades terminate at street level with wonderful brass base plates to the street windows complete with embossed lettering. The interior needs a complete remodelling to bring consistency and quality to areas such as toilet lobbies and escalators. Despite the arrival of Harvey Nix, Jenners is still seen as one of the best Department Stores in Scotland.
Charles Jenner and Charles Kennington took over the lease of 47 Princes Street in 1838, "Kennington & Jenner" started.
By 1860 the store had subsumed 48 Princes Street, and 2,4,6 & 8 South St. David’s Street.
Charles Jenner died in Oct 1893 and sadly never sees the store reopen. A codicil in his will bequeaths £8,000 towards the external decorations of the building including the provision of caryatides (Grecian feminine figures carved into columns) intended to show symbolically that women were the support of the business.
The new Jenners store is formally re-opened Wed 8 Mar 1895. The building is ahead of its time for Scotland, with electrical lighting, hydraulic lifts and air conditioning.
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.
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Check with Jenners re store opening times, at time of writing as follows:
Mon 9am – 6pm
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Jenners Edinburgh: Shop Refurbishment
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Jenners context : Ramada Mount Royal
Jenners Store Refurbishment architect : Michael Laird Architects
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