Basic Site Details

Name: Warriston Cemetery
Town, district or village: Warriston
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Chapel demolished

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41842 Competition announcedLayout, chapel and catacombs
Item 2 of 41862  Extension to catacombs
Item 3 of 41864  Gate lodge--now demolished
Item 4 of 41931  Gate lodge rebuilt


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 10Cousin & GaleArchitectural practiceA1842 Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 10David CousinArchitectA1842 Won competition and secured job
Item 3 of 10William GaleEngineerA1842 Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 10Thomas TaylorArchitectE1842 Was awarded 2nd place in the competition.
Item 5 of 10John Dick PeddieArchitectB1862 Extension to catacombs
Item 6 of 10Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectC1864 Gate lodge (later demolished)
Item 7 of 10John Dick PeddieArchitectC1864 Gate lodge (later demolished)
Item 8 of 10Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceC1864 Gate lodge (later demolished)
Item 9 of 10John Ross McKayArchitectD1931 New gate lodge
Item 10 of 10Richardson & McKayArchitectural practiceD1931 New gate lodge (by John Ross McKay)

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 4Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh Granton railway bridge 
Item 2 of 4Warriston Cemetery, James Peddie MonumentInformation from inscription. Included in List description of Warriston Cemetery
Item 3 of 4Warriston Cemetery, Memorial to Sydney MitchellMonumental sculptor - Charles Henshaw.
Item 4 of 4Warriston Cemetery, Robertson memorial chapel 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp576

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Mercury7 July 1842   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27937 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1840/5/5 (Drawings dated 29 March 1862),