Basic Site Details

Name: Coates Hall
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Currently under redevelopment (mid-2005).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Old Coates HallYes 
Item 2 of 3Scottish Episcopal Church Theological College Until early 2005
Item 3 of 3St Mary's Music School Later name, prior to becoming Scottish Episcopal Church Theological College

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 2Easter CoatesYes 
Item 2 of 2Coates Hall, Rosebery CrescentYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91850  Original villa
Item 2 of 918921897 Converted to theological College, chapel and other alterations. Gate house
Item 3 of 91903  Alterations and additions by George Henderson
Item 4 of 9February 1911March 1913 Interior alterations to chapel and alterations to south wing etc
Item 5 of 9c. 1913  Stained glass in chapel
Item 6 of 91920  Alterations
Item 7 of 91922  Alterations
Item 8 of 91924  Alterations (reredos in chapel)
Item 9 of 91928  Alterations (sketches for table dated)

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 BryceArchitect 1850  
Item 2 of 13Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB1892 Conversion to Theological College, chapel and other alterations. Gate house.
Item 3 of 13George WilsonArchitectB1892 Conversion to Theological College, chapel and other alterations. Gate house.
Item 4 of 13Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB1892 Conversion to Theological College, chapel and other alterations. Gate house.
Item 5 of 13Alan Lawrie Goodwin (or Alan Laurie Goodwin, or Alexander Lawrie Goodwin, or Allan L Goodwin)ArchitectC19031905Alterations and additions, including residence - as assistant to George Henderson, and completed the project after Henderson's death
Item 6 of 13George HendersonArchitectC19031905Alterations and additions, including residence - completed by A L Goodwin after Henderson's death
Item 7 of 13Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceC19031905Alterations and additions, including residence
Item 8 of 13(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectD19111913Interior alterations to chapel and alterations to south wing etc
Item 9 of 13(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect c. 1913 Stained glass window in chapel
Item 10 of 13(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectE1920 Further alterations
Item 11 of 13(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectF1922 Further alterations
Item 12 of 13(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectG1924 Further alterations (Reredos in chapel)
Item 13 of 13(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectH1928 Further alterations

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Napier, Sheriff G 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Episcopal Church Theological CollegeFor work in 1891 and thereafter

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp268-9, 366, 373
Item 2 of 3Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 3 of 3Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p177

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect26 August 1892  Henderson work
Henderson work
Item 2 of 4Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 3 of 4Builder25 June 1892LXII  
Item 4 of 4Building News22 August 1890   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 29 May 1913 and 20 July 1922
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27966 
Item 3 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection Working drawings dated 15 June 1850
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD 672/1
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/34 , C34213 Photo of sketch of table
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/40/1-5 (for Bryce work and Sydney Mitchell work)
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A L Goodwin: L v17 no1295