Basic Site Details

Name: Life Association of Scotland, Head Office and Bedford Hotel
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 181, 82, 83, Princes StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318551859 Several schemes proposed and work executed
Item 2 of 3July 1886  Plan of drains drawn up
Item 3 of 31903  Plans by Dunn and Findlay

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 7(Sir) Charles BarryArchitect 18551859Jointly with David Rhind (revised Rhind's scheme)
Item 2 of 7David RhindArchitect 18551859Jointly with Sir Charles Barry
Item 3 of 7John Dick PeddieArchitect 1855 Proposed several schemes in conjunction with David Rhind, the architect for the project
Item 4 of 7James M ThomsonArchitectC1886 Plans of drains
Item 5 of 7Dunn & FindlayArchitectural practiceB1903 Plans - alterations to Bedford Hotel
Item 6 of 7James Leslie FindlayArchitectB1903 Plans - alterations to Bedford Hotel
Item 7 of 7James Bow DunnArchitectB1908 Plans - alterations to Bedford Hotel

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Life Association of Scotland 

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder1 January 1859XVII  
Item 2 of 5Building24 November 1967  p152
Item 3 of 5Building Chronicle1 February 1856   
Item 4 of 5Building Chronicle1 May 1856   
Item 5 of 5Building Chronicle1 August 1856   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Life Association of ScotlandLife Association of Scotland Archive Minute Book
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1850/14/1, 1850/17/1,
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection EDD 399/56-57 and DC 10240
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 5 watercolours (from Hurd Rolland Coillection)
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSTranscript of Architectural References, Minute Book of Life Association of Scotland