Basic Site Details

Name: Dr Bell's School
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Great Junction Street School  

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 114, 15, 15A, Junction Place, Great Junction StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4November 1838 Contracts advertised 
Item 2 of 41839 Build/constructionFront part
Item 3 of 41890  Additions
Item 4 of 41896  Swimming baths


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 5R & R DicksonArchitectural practice 1839 Front
Item 2 of 5Richard DicksonArchitectA1839  
Item 3 of 5Robert DicksonArchitectA1839 Front
Item 4 of 5George CraigArchitectA18901892Additions
Item 5 of 5George CraigArchitectB1896 Swimming baths


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp463

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening Courant19 November 1838   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesLeith Dean of Guild Plans Plans dated 14 January 1891 and 14 November 1894
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27565