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Basic Site Details

Name: New North Bridge Buildings
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: East side of North Bridge Street.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Arnott's  
Item 2 of 3Bon MarchéYes 
Item 3 of 3Patrick Thomson's store  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 23-29, North BridgeYesEast side


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61894  Initial proposals for reconstruction North Bridge, 'ornate'design for hotel at SE end and widening of bridge proposed
Item 2 of 61898   
Item 3 of 611 December 1899  Payment to Trustees of late W Hamilton Beattie for 'special work'
Item 4 of 6Before 1933  Alterations
Item 5 of 6Before 1947 ProposedScheme for internal strengthening. Not carried out for several years.
Item 6 of 6October 1951 Scheme acceptedWarrant granted for strengthening internal structure of building at a cost of £35,000


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 10Andrew Robb ScottArchitectA18981901Begun by W H Beattie and Scott, completed by G L Beattie and Scott
Item 2 of 10George Beattie & SonArchitectural practiceA18981901Begun by W H Beattie and Scott, completed by G L Beattie and Scott
Item 3 of 10George Lennox BeattieArchitectA18981901Begun by W H Beattie and Scott, completed by G L Beattie and Scott
Item 4 of 10John SideyArchitectA18981901As assistant to Beattie
Item 5 of 10William Hamilton BeattieArchitectA18981898Begun by W H Beattie and Scott, completed by G L Beattie and Scott
Item 6 of 10George Legat MartinArchitectBBefore 1933 Alterations
Item 7 of 10Herbert Gordon DunnArchitectBBefore 1933 Alterations
Item 8 of 10James B Dunn & PartnersArchitectural practiceBBefore 1933 Alterations
Item 9 of 10(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectC1951 Prepared plans for strengthening internal structure
Item 10 of 10Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceC1951 Prepared plans for strengthening internal structure of Patrick Thomson's store

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Carlton Hotel 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Pike Edinburgh and the Lothians at the turn of the 20th century  p231

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder22 October 1898LXXV  
Item 2 of 3Builder26 October 1951  p570
Item 3 of 3Scotsman26 January 1894   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Plans dated 1898 and 1899
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30142 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection EDD/644/2-13
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Lennox Beattie: F v17 p68 no1130 (microfilm reel 12); John Sidey: L v15 no1022; William Kininmonth: F no4351 (Combined Box 9)
Item 5 of 5Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 7 April 1898, 9 June 1898, 11 December 1899


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