Basic Site Details

Name: Outlook Tower
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Manufacturers of new camera obscura: Barr & Stroud, Glasgow.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1549, CastlehillYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31853  Reconstruction as Short's Observatory
Item 2 of 31896  Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 31940s Alterations and additionsAlterations and new camera obscura inserted


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 3David RhindArchitect 1853 Reconstruction as Short's Observatory
Item 2 of 3Robert WilsonArchitect 1896 Additions and alterations
Item 3 of 3Antony Curtiss Wolffe C1940s Alterations and new camera obscura inserted.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp192
Item 2 of 3Grant, James1883 Old and New Edinburgh  
Item 3 of 3Historic Scotland Lists     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Mr Antony WolffeInformation sent to Dictionary October 2013  
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 4 January 1853 and 6 February 1896
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28488