Basic Site Details

Name: Macvitties Guest & Co / McVities Guest & Co shop and tea room
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Charlotte House  
Item 2 of 3McVitties Guest House & Co Ltd  
Item 3 of 3Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Eating and drinking establishment  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2135-136, Princes StreetYes 
Item 2 of 22,4,6,8, South Charlotte StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81900 Design exhibitedDesign exhibited, corner section
Item 2 of 81901 Design exhibitedDesign exhibited, corner section
Item 3 of 81903  Original L-plan development round the corner house
Item 4 of 81924  Rebuilding of corner portion of this main premises, with matching gable on the splayed corner; also alterations and additions to branch shops for Macvitties (McVities) in this period
Item 5 of 81935  Addition on South Charlotte Street
Item 6 of 83 June 1960 Scheme acceptedpermission to sub-divide the premises per Builder p1072
Item 7 of 819721975Alterations and additions(?)Unspecified work (drawings dated)
Item 8 of 81976 Alteration/conversionFront wall taken down and rebuilt with new dormer

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 11(Sir) Thomas Duncan RhindArchitectA19001903Original L-plan development round the corner house
Item 2 of 11Hamilton-Paterson & RhindArchitectural practiceA19001903Original L-plan development round the corner house
Item 3 of 11Robert Hamilton Paterson (or Robert Hamilton-Paterson)ArchitectA19001903Original L-plan development round the corner house
Item 4 of 11James Davidson CairnsArchitectB1924 Rebuilding of corner portion of this main premises, with matching gable on the splayed corner; also alterations and additions to branch shops for Macvitties (McVities) in this period
Item 5 of 11J D Cairns & FordArchitectural practiceC1935 Addition on South Charlotte Street
Item 6 of 11James Davidson CairnsArchitectC1935 Addition on South Charlotte Street
Item 7 of 11James Fulton FordArchitectC1935 Addition on South Charlotte Street
Item 8 of 11George Albert Henry PearceArchitect 19721975Unspecified work (drawings dated)
Item 9 of 11James Shepherd MorrisArchitectH1976 Front wall taken down and rebuilt with new dormer.
Item 10 of 11Morris & SteedmanArchitectural practiceH1976 Front wall taken down and rebuilt with new dormer
Item 11 of 11Robert Russell SteedmanArchitectH1976 Front wall taken down and rebuilt with new dormer

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1McVities Guest & Company / Macvitties Guest & Company 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1901 part 1 p83
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp313
Item 3 of 5RSA1901   574
Item 4 of 5RSA1905   469
Item 5 of 5RSA1909   344

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News1935Jan-Jun p77
Item 2 of 5Architectural Review1937no82 (Jul-Dec) p197
Item 3 of 5Builder12 April 1902LXXXII  
Item 4 of 5Builder10 January 1903LXXXIV  
Item 5 of 5Builder3 June 1960  p1072

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29522 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSG A H Pearce collection DC 44746-44755
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson Cairns: F no 2680 (box 10)
Item 5 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore115049