Basic Site Details

Name: Royal College of Physicians
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 18, 9-10, Queen StreetYesBaron Ord's House originally no 7

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 9   Upper library woodwork - date unknown
Item 2 of 91768 Plans drawn upScheme for circular domed library
Item 3 of 917701771Build/construction 
Item 4 of 918441846Build/construction 
Item 5 of 918641868 Bryce's enlargement of main hall
Item 6 of 91868  New building next door
Item 7 of 91876  New library -supervised by John Bryce
Item 8 of 919791981RestorationRestoration - in particular the windows
Item 9 of 919871987RepairRepairs, removal of inappropriate additions, reinstatement of plaster ceilings, period furniture added etc

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 14James Inch MorrisonArchitect   Upper library woodwork - date unknown
Item 2 of 14James ByresArchitectS1768 Scheme for circular domed library
Item 3 of 14Robert AdamArchitectJ17701771 
Item 4 of 14Thomas HamiltonArchitectK18441846 
Item 5 of 14David BryceArchitectA18641868Bryce's enlargement of main hall
Item 6 of 14D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB1876 New library
Item 7 of 14David BryceArchitectB1876 New library
Item 8 of 14John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectB1876 Supervised work on new library
Item 9 of 14James Alexander ArnottArchitect Before 1920 Decoration of hall
Item 10 of 14Richard Gale EwingArchitectF19791981Restoration - in particular windows
Item 11 of 14Rowand Anderson PartnershipArchitectural practiceF19791981Restoration - in particular the windows
Item 12 of 14Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorG19871997Repairs, removal of inappropriate additions, reinstatement of plaster ceilings, period furniture added etc
Item 13 of 14James Walter Thorburn Simpson G19871997Repairs, removal of inappropriate additions, reinstatement of plaster ceilings, period furniture added etc
Item 14 of 14Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceG19871997Repairs, removal of inappropriate additions, reinstatement of plaster ceilings, period furniture added etc

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Ord, Chief Baron Robert 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p103
Item 2 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 8Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp288-9
Item 4 of 8Royal College of Physicians1882An Historical Sketch and Laws of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh   
Item 5 of 8RSA1869   707
Item 6 of 8Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   
Item 7 of 8Tait, H P1962Physicians of Edinburgh Scottish Field, February 1962 
Item 8 of 8Youngson, A J1966The Making of Classical Edinburgh Edinburgh University Pressp279-80

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Illustrated London News11 October 1845   
Item 2 of 2Scotsman22 February 1851   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild hall and library 16 March 1865; new library 1 April 1876
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27732 
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29535No 8
Item 4 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Alexander Arnott: F no1723 (microfilm reel 12)
Item 5 of 6Royal College of PhysiciansRoyal College of Physicians archive Drawing by Byres
Item 6 of 6Royal College of Physicians LibraryRoyal College of Physicians Account Books 1864-1868