Basic Site Details

Name: Holyrood Palace, King Edward VII Memorial Gates
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21911  Competition designs
Item 2 of 219201922 George Washington Browne design executed


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 6(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1911 Competition design - not executed (George Washington Browne secured job)
Item 2 of 6Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitect 1911 Competition design - not executed (George Washington Browne secured job)
Item 3 of 6Robert John MacbethArchitect 1911 Was one of 6 architects invited to compete. Submitted 2 sets of plans - not successful
Item 4 of 6George Washington BrowneArchitectA19111922Won competition and secured job; original scheme had hemi-cycles at north and south ends
Item 5 of 6(Sir) John James BurnetArchitect 1913 Design exhibited
Item 6 of 6Henry Snell Gamley  1920 Statue of Edward VII


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Royal Academy exhibitors    1913 no 1667 (Burnet design)
Item 2 of 4RSA1913   444 & 449
Item 3 of 4RSA1923   527
Item 4 of 4Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p175

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architectural Review192354 (July-Dec) p48
Item 2 of 7Builder3 May 1912  Obituary of Macbeth
Item 3 of 7Building News12 July 1912103 p38-39 p46 and un-numbered plates.
Review of designs submitted.
Designs by G Washington Browne, J J Burnet and Clifford & Lunan illustrated
Item 4 of 7Building News19 July 1912103 p71 and un-numbered plate
Design by Robert Lorimer illustrated
Item 5 of 7Building News26 July 1912103 un-numbered plate
Design by Robert J McBeth illustrated
Item 6 of 7Building News2 August 1912103 p150 and un-numbered plates
Designs by H J Blanc and Robert J McBeth illustrated
Item 7 of 7RIBA JournalBetween 1923 and 1924XXXILondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp220

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28022General Holyrood number
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library Photograph of model B41701, 41702
Item 3 of 3National Records of Scotland (formerly SRO, later NAS)Ministry of Works files