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Basic Site Details

Name: Fettes College
Town, district or village: Comely Bank
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Carrington RoadYes 
Item 2 of 3Crewe Road SouthYes 
Item 3 of 3Fettes AvenueYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 131852  Bryce appointed architect to Fettes
Item 2 of 13November 1862  Drawings dated - from this date onwards
Item 3 of 1318641870ConstructionSchool House
Item 4 of 131873 ConstructionOld Sickhouse
Item 5 of 131874  Grounds with iron fences; east and west lodges and gates finished
Item 6 of 131875  College Museum opened
Item 7 of 131883  Alterations to main building, new gym and squash courts (drawings dated)
Item 8 of 131895  New window
Item 9 of 131901  South African War Memorial
Item 10 of 13March 1935  Plans dated - proposed new chapel (not executed)
Item 11 of 131936  Interior renovation
Item 12 of 131939  Hall and library
Item 13 of 1322 January 1965 * AdditionDean of Guild Court grants approval for extension, financed by 250,000 development fund (shared with George Watson's College)

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 13David BryceArchitectA18521870Drawings dated from November 1862
Item 2 of 13D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB1874 Grounds with iron fences; east and west lodges and gates finished
Item 3 of 13David BryceArchitectB1874 Grounds with iron fences; east and west lodges and gates finished
Item 4 of 13(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectE1883 Alterations and new schoolhouses (Moredun, Carrington and Glencorse)
Item 5 of 13(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC1895 New window inserted
Item 6 of 13Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectE1935 Plans for proposed new chapel - not built
Item 7 of 13George James MillerArchitectF1935 Plans for proposed new chapel - not built
Item 8 of 13James MillerArchitectF1935 Plans for proposed new chapel - not built
Item 9 of 13James Miller & SonArchitectural practiceF1935 Plans for proposed new chapel - not built
Item 10 of 13(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectD1936 Interior renovation
Item 11 of 13(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectD1936 Interior renovation
Item 12 of 13Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectD1936 Interior renovation
Item 13 of 13Rowand Anderson, Paul & PartnersArchitectural practiceD1936 Interior renovation

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Trustees of Sir William Fettes 

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 14Fettes College Cricket PavilionBuilt in memory of John Yeo (House Master, Carrington 1885-1904).
Item 2 of 14Fettes College, buildingestimated cost ₤24,000
CK - no further info given on which building this is...
Item 3 of 14Fettes College, Concert Hall 
Item 4 of 14Fettes College, Dalmeny HouseInformation on Bryce courtesy of Miss Lindsay, Fettes College.
Item 5 of 14Fettes College, Glencorse House (former)Part of the original Fettes College complex, this Glencorse House was renamed Moredun House when the later Glencorse House (for which see separate entry), also by Bryce, was opened three years later.
Item 6 of 14Fettes College, Glencorse House (new)See separate entry for the first Glencorse House (for which see separate entry), also by Bryce, which was part of the original Fettes College complex and had opened three years earlier; the latter building's name was changed to Moredun House when this new Glencorse House was built.
Item 7 of 14Fettes College, Kimmerghame HouseInformation courtesy of Miss Lindsay, Fettes College.
Item 8 of 14Fettes College, Library 
Item 9 of 14Fettes College, New ChapelSee separate entry for the Kininmonth & Spence scheme of 1936
Item 10 of 14Fettes College, new hall and new chapel 
Item 11 of 14Fettes College, new sanatorium 
Item 12 of 14Fettes College, new sanatorium and north lodgeOriginal drawings in Fettes
Item 13 of 14Fettes College, Science Block 
Item 14 of 14Fettes college, War Memorial 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Anderson, Kinloch1964Fettes Scottish Field, February 1964 
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp574
Item 3 of 5Macdonald, H F (ed)1970A Hundred Years of Fettes: Memories of Old Fettesians 1870-1970 Edinburgh 
Item 4 of 5RSA1863   699, 718
Item 5 of 5The Fettes College Register1970The Fettes College Register: Centenary Edition, 1870 to 1970 Edinburghpp xxix-xxxviii - summarised history of school

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 5Builder22 January 1965  p220
Item 3 of 5Building News10 January 1864   
Item 4 of 5Illustrated London News22 January 1864   
Item 5 of 5RIBA Transactions1865  Lecture by Bryce published

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Fettes CollegeFettes College Archives Drawings, Trustees Minute Books
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30222 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30044Lodge and gates
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of drawings at Fettes: EDD 475/1-20 Bryce drawings; EDD 475/21-27 - R R Anderson 1883 alterations to main building; EDD 475/40-43 Rowand Anderson Moredun House, 44-46 Carrington House and 49-50 Glencorse House; EDD 475/51, 5 & 6 Moredun Crescent; EDD 475/23-29 gym and squash court; EDD 475/33-38 Rowand Anderson Paul & Partners Hall and Library; EDD 475/39 New chapel March 1935 schemes by Fairlie and James Miller & Son of Glasgow

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