Basic Site Details

Name: Chambers Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Parts are B Listed and some C Listed.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bank(?)  
Item 2 of 2Office(?)  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Chambers StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1867  Design
Item 2 of 31878  Journal reference
Item 3 of 31906  Completion, still conforming to original Cousin-Lessels design

People

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 5David CousinArchitectAc. 1867 Formation and general scheme of elevations
Item 2 of 5John LesselsArchitectAc. 1867 Formation and general scheme of elevations
Item 3 of 5Henry ('Harry') Ramsay TaylorArchitectB19031906Completion, still conforming to original Cousin-Lessels design
Item 4 of 5James Lessels and Harry Ramsay TaylorArchitectural practiceB1903c. 1905Completion (1906 - Taylor responsible), still conforming to original Cousin-Lessels design
Item 5 of 5Cousin, Ormiston & TaylorArchitectural practiceBc. 19051906Completion (begun 1903 - Taylor responsible), still conforming to original Cousin-Lessels design

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 2Bookshop for John Grant, Chambers Street and George IV Bridge 
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Dental Hospital and schoolEdinburgh Dental Dispensary was originally opened in 1860 at 1 Drummond Street, subsequently moving to Cockburn Street. It moved to its present site in Chambers Street in 1894.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RSA1871   920 (Cousin)
Item 2 of 2RSA1876   600 (Cousin)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder16 March 1878XXXVI  
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Evening News25 November 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28497Listing for no 32, 32A
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30030Listing for block on corner of Guthrie Street (east corner)
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27996 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNewscutting album No 4 complied by Harry Ramsay Taylor p37
Item 5 of 5Royal Scottish MuseumRSM Archives Watercolour of street as first proposed, including Prince Consort's memorial