Basic Site Details

Name: Philosophical Institute
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Cost of Philosophical Institute 2800. The Philosophical Institute was later part of the UP Synod Hall - see separate entry

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1BBC ScotlandYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, Queen StreetYesKnown as 5 Queen Street


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318501851 Addition of reading room and library for Philosophical Institute
Item 2 of 31857  Alterations for Philosophical Institute
Item 3 of 31860  Addition of library


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 3George Washington BrowneArchitect   Alterations - date unknown
Item 2 of 3David BryceArchitect 18501860Addition of reading room and library for Philosophical Institute
Item 3 of 3Archibald ScottArchitect 1857 Alterations for Philosophical Institute


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Miller, W Addis1949A Short History of the Edinburgh Philosophical Institute   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 26 April 1850; 23 February and 27 April 1860
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29532