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Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Dental Hospital and school
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Edinburgh Dental Dispensary was originally opened in 1860 at 1 Drummond Street, subsequently moving to Cockburn Street. It moved to its present site in Chambers Street in 1894.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Dental Hospital, Chambers StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2George IV BridgeYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51894  Original building
Item 2 of 51908  HS List claims this date for present building
Item 3 of 519251927 Rebuilt incorporating Lessels and Taylor corner building
Item 4 of 51937  Extension proposed
Item 5 of 519521954 Extension proposed in 1937 executed though the 1950s drawings differ from the pre-war appeal brochure)

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 11Charles Edward Tweedie (senior)ArchitectA1894 Original building
Item 2 of 11Frank Lewis Worthington SimonArchitectA1894 Original building
Item 3 of 11Simon & TweedieArchitectural practiceA1894 Original building
Item 4 of 11Robert Macfarlane CameronArchitect 1908 HS List claims that it was 'originally R M Cameron'
Item 5 of 11Alexander Lorne CampbellArchitectB19251927Rebuilt incorporating Lessels and Taylor corner building (these dates are beyond the known dates of the Begg & Lorne Campbell partnership; it is unclear which partner was responsible)
Item 6 of 11Begg & Lorne CampbellArchitectural practiceB19251927Rebuilt incorporating Lessels and Taylor corner building (these dates are beyond the known dates of the Begg & Lorne Campbell partnership; it is unclear which partner was responsible)
Item 7 of 11John BeggArchitectB19251927Rebuilt incorporating Lessels and Taylor corner building (these dates are beyond the known dates of the Begg & Lorne Campbell partnership; it is unclear which partner was responsible)
Item 8 of 11(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectC1937 Proposed extension (executed 1952-54. The 1950s drawings differ from the pre-war appeal brochure)
Item 9 of 11(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectC1937 Proposed extension (executed 1952-54. The 1950s drawings differ from the pre-war appeal brochure)
Item 10 of 11Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectC1937 Proposed extension (executed 1952-54. The 1950s drawings differ from the pre-war appeal brochure)
Item 11 of 11Rowand Anderson, Paul & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1937 Proposed extension (executed 1952-54. The 1950s drawings differ from the pre-war appeal brochure)

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 1Chambers StreetParts are B Listed and some C Listed.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp179 (extension of 1952-4)
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1937Jan-Jun p172
Item 2 of 2Builder29 December 1894LXVII p478

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27622 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frank Worthington Simon: F v14 p46 no877 (microfilm reel 11); Basil Urwin Spence: F no 4253 (combined box 3); Kininmonth: F no4351 (Combined Box 9)

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