Basic Site Details

Name: North Canongate School
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Enlargement - new infant school attached to North Canongate School - for 730 pupils

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Canongate ventureYes 
Item 2 of 2North Canongate Infant 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 15, New StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 27 March 1879 OpenedOriginal building
Item 2 of 219001901 Enlargement


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 3Robert WilsonArchitectA1879 Original school
Item 2 of 3John Alexander CarfraeArchitect 19001901Enlargement - Carfrae as chief assistant in Wilson's office
Item 3 of 3Robert WilsonArchitectB19001901Enlargement - Carfrae as chief assistant in Wilson's office


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 Ltdp186

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder8 March 1879XXXVII p268
Item 2 of 4Builder17 February 1900LXXVIII  
Item 3 of 4Builder13 July 1900LXXIX  
Item 4 of 4Building News5 September 1901  p312

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 Plans dated 1900
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29393