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Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Institution
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Scottish Academy  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 277A, Princes StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2The MoundYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518221826Construction 
Item 2 of 518321835 Enlarged and altered by Playfair
Item 3 of 51833  Drawings for alterations
Item 4 of 51898  Rebuilding of NW angle
Item 5 of 519091912 Internal reconstruction (steelwork and reinforced concrete) and new galleries

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 10William Henry PlayfairArchitectA18221826Original building
Item 2 of 10William Henry PlayfairArchitectB18321835Enlargement and alterations
Item 3 of 10William NotmanArchitectB18321835Enlargement and alterations - assisted Playfair
Item 4 of 10(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC1898 Rebuilding of NW angle
Item 5 of 10Charles Ernest JacksonArchitectD19091912(?)New galleries - as assistant to Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 6 of 10H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceD19091912Internal reconstruction and new galleries - with Oldrieve as architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 7 of 10William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)ArchitectD19091912Internal reconstruction and new galleries - as architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 8 of 10David Webster RobertsonArchitectD19101912Internal reconstruction (steelwork and reinforced concrete) and new galleries - as assistant to W T Oldrieve in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh
Item 9 of 10James Cumming WynnesArchitectD19101912Internal reconstruction and new galleries - as assistant to Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 10 of 10John MillerArchitectE2003August 2004Responsible for restoration of the Academy Library.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gordon, Esme1976The Royal Scottish Academy 1826-1976 Charles SkeltonFor plans

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder19 May 1855XIII p240

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 7Edinburgh University LibraryPlans29 
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27744 
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 6564/1-225 
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 27c, 51g (Unfinished west elevation)
Item 6 of 7National Records of Scotland (formerly SRO, later NAS)Ministry of Works files  
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Charles Ernest Jackson: L v24 no1986; David Webster Robertson: L v25 no2074; James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516 (microfilm reel 32)

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© All rights reserved. The Builder [London], Vol. XIII, 19 May 1855, page 240. Courtesy of Robert Hill 

© All rights reserved. The Builder [London], Vol. XIII, 19 May 1855, page 240. Courtesy of Robert Hill