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Basic Site Details

Name: 12-18 St Giles Street, Edinburgh Courant Offices
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Lothian Regional Council Offices  
Item 2 of 2Offices for Edinburgh & District Water Trustees  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 112-18, St Giles StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418711872  
Item 2 of 417 November 1873 Opened(?)First printing offices in Edinburgh
Item 3 of 4After 1876  Later alterations
Item 4 of 4August 1901 Contract offeredFor alterations


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 4David BryceArchitectA18711872 
Item 2 of 4Robert SmithArchitect, BuilderA18711872 
Item 3 of 4D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB1901 Alterations to nos 8-16
Item 4 of 4John Bryce BrechinArchitectB1901 Alterations to nos 8-16


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Courant 
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Water TrusteesClient for alterations in 1901 to nos 8-16


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp233
Item 2 of 2Norrie, William1891Edinburgh Newspapers Past and Present Earlston 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder5 October 1872XXX  
Item 2 of 4Builder19 October 1901  p346
Item 3 of 4Building News18 October 1901  p542
Item 4 of 4Edinburgh Evening Courant1 June 1872  Illustration

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 17 July 1872
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30162 


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