Basic Site Details

Name: Caledonian Hotel
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Also Edinburgh Parcel Office (all part of the one project); Parcel Office section now demolished.

The hotel comprised 5 bedroom floors containing 191 bedrooms and 12 sitting rooms for the public. The first and second bedroom floors each had a corridor 317 feet long. 70 bedrooms for staff on the attic floor.

Contractor for repairs in 1980s: Formasons

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Parcel Office Parcel Office section now demolished.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 24, Lothian RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Rutland StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418981903 Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station - includes Edinburgh Parcel offices as well.
Item 2 of 419301932Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 411 October 1957 Scheme accepted'warrant permission granted to British Transport Commission, 23 Waterloo-pl., for alterations to Caledonian Hotel, Princes-st. Est. cost ₤15,000' per Builder p655
Item 4 of 419811982RepairRepairs and redevelopment

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 11George Washington BrowneArchitectA18981903Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station
Item 2 of 11James Alexander ArnottArchitectA1898(?) * Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station - prepared drawings, as assistant to Peddie & Washington Browne
Item 3 of 11James Forbes SmithArchitectA18981903Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station - as assistant to Peddie & Washington Browne
Item 4 of 11John More Dick PeddieArchitectA18981903Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station
Item 5 of 11John WilsonArchitectA18981903Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station - as assistant to John More Dick Peddie
Item 6 of 11Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceA18981903Formation of hotel over station, incorporating Kinnear & Peddie's Caledonian Station
Item 7 of 11Harold Haynes MatthewsArchitectC19301934Alterations
Item 8 of 11London Midland and Scottish Railway Company C19301934Alterations
Item 9 of 11Ian Douglas BurnsArchitectB19811982Repairs and redevelopment
Item 10 of 11John Deacon RichardsArchitectB19811982Repairs and redevelopment
Item 11 of 11Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceB19811982Repairs and redevelopment

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Gleneagles Hotels PLCClient for 1980s work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Railway Station 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p77
Item 2 of 5Augustin, Andreas and Martione, Roddy The Great Hotels of the World: The Caledonian Edinburgh   
Item 3 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp268
Item 4 of 5RMJM  RMJM Practice Brochure   
Item 5 of 5RSA1906   320

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect1 January 1904  p17
Item 2 of 2Builder11 October 1957  p655

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29524 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection Drawings
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Alexander Arnott: L v3 no172 (microfilm reel 30);James Forbes Smith: L v11 no656 (microfilm reel 33); John Wilson: L v21 no1683; Harold Haynes Matthews: F no4940 (Combined Box 44)