Basic Site Details

Name: Midlothian County Hall
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Swept away when building by McIntyre Henry was erected.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2George IV BridgeYes 
Item 2 of 2Melbourne Place  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518161819Build/construction 
Item 2 of 51829 ProposedOld County Buildings to be removed and proposal (not carried out at this time) for new buildings to be erected on south of Victoria Street, still on george IV Bridge.
Item 3 of 51840s ProposedDesign for re-fronting Archibald Elliot's building - not executed
Item 4 of 51892  Design for refacing - not executed
Item 5 of 51893 Design exhibitedDesign for West Elevation to George IV Bridge

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 6Archibald ElliotArchitect 18161819Original building
Item 2 of 6Archibald ElliotArchitectH1829 Old County Buildings to be removed and proposal (not carried out at this time) for new buildings to be erected on south of Victoria Street, still on George IV Bridge.
Item 3 of 6Robert Reid RaeburnArchitect 1839 Design for west elevation to George IV Bridge
Item 4 of 6David BryceArchitectJ1840s Design for re-fronting Archibald Elliot's building
Item 5 of 6(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1892 Design for refacing - not executed
Item 6 of 6Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceA1892 Design for refacing - not executed

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3RSA1839   404 (Raeburn's design)
Item 3 of 3Shepherd, Thomas Modern Athens  p74 and plate

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder12 March 1892LXII  
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh Evening Courant30 July 1829   
Item 3 of 4Edinburgh Evening Courant10 January 1850   
Item 4 of 4Scots MagazineNovember 1816   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)