Basic Site Details

Name: Craiglockhart School
Town, district or village: Craiglockhart
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The new board school at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, which was formally opened on Wednesday, occupies an acre and a quarter of ground. It is a three storey building and contains accommodation for 1534 children. A central hall is provided for both the juvenile and infants’ departments. These halls measure 68 feet by30 feet and round them the classrooms are grouped. A gymnasium and combined workshop and cookery room are placed on the top floor. The school, which has been designed in a free treatment of the classic, is heated by means of hot water pipes and ventilated by mechanical power. The plans of the building were prepared by the late Mr Robert Wilson, architect to the board, the work being supervised by his successor, Mr J A Carfrae. [British Architect 6 March 1903 p182]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Craiglockhart Primary 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 1Craiglockhart School, Ashley TerraceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319011903Build/construction 
Item 2 of 3April 1901  Plans completed
Item 3 of 31973 Alterations and additions 


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 6John Alexander CarfraeArchitect 1901 Carfrae as chief assistant in Wilson's office completed work on Wilson's death
Item 2 of 6Robert WilsonArchitect 1901 Wilson died during construction
Item 3 of 6Hamish Haldane Haswell-SmithArchitectA1973 Alterations
Item 4 of 6Haswell-Smith & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1973 Alterations
Item 5 of 6Ian C McPhersonArchitectA1973 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 6John Alexander Smith A1973 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh City CouncilClient for 1973 works


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp506

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect6 March 1903  p182
Item 2 of 5Builder13 July 1900LXXIX  
Item 3 of 5Builder13 April 1901  p374 (with descriptive notes)
Item 4 of 5Building News12 April 1901  p520
Item 5 of 5Building News19 April 1901  p552 (contracts)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 13 June 1901
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26717