Basic Site Details

Name: Craighall School
Town, district or village: Trinity
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Accommodated 1602 pupils and cost £18,850.

There is some confusion over the work done by Stanley Ross-Smith and the Waters Jamieson Partnership. Both Trinity Primary and Secondary are listed under the work of Ross-Smith & Jamieson in the RIBA directory 1975. The Waters Jamieson Partnership may have done further work.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Trinity AcademyYes 
Item 2 of 2Trinity Primary and Secondary Schools  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Craighall AvenueYes 
Item 2 of 2Newhaven RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81891 Competition held 
Item 2 of 818911893Construction 
Item 3 of 81894 Design exhibitedHunter & Morris design
Item 4 of 88 February 1957 Addition'Corporation has approved plans for extension to Trinity Academy estimated at ₤26,000' per Builder p293
Item 5 of 831 January 1958 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'Plans prepared for extension to Trinity Academy. Est. cost £265,000. A: Mr. Stanley Ross-Smith' per Builder p243
Item 6 of 815 August 1958 Build/construction'Tenders invited, several trades, for (a) extension, (b) alterations to existing building at Trinity Academy secondary dept. Applications to City A, City-chbrs.' per Builder p290
Item 7 of 81962 AdditionPrimary School (Trinity Primary)
Item 8 of 81970s Alterations and additions(?)Secondary school


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 16George CraigArchitectA18911893Won competition to secure job
Item 2 of 16James Archibald MorrisArchitectB1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 16James Kennedy HunterArchitectB1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 16Morris & HunterArchitectural practiceB1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 16Alexander SteeleArchitect 8 February 1957 Builder p293
Item 6 of 16Stanley Patrick Ross-SmithArchitectFJanuary 1958(?) per Builder 31 January 1958 p243
Item 7 of 16Ronald Jeffrey Clark JamiesonArchitectG1962 Addition of primary school
Item 8 of 16Ross-Smith & JamiesonArchitectural practiceG1962 Addition of primary school
Item 9 of 16Stanley Patrick Ross-SmithArchitectG1962 Addition of primary school
Item 10 of 16Alwyn Brunow WatersArchitectH1970s Alterations? - may not be involved
Item 11 of 16Geoffrey TaylorArchitectH1970s Alterations? - may not be involved
Item 12 of 16Ian Henry Dodd H1970s Alterations?
Item 13 of 16Robert Arthur WatersArchitectH1970s Alterations? May not be involved
Item 14 of 16Robert Kerr MarshallArchitectH1970s Alterations?
Item 15 of 16Ronald Jeffrey Clark JamiesonArchitectH1970s Alterartions?
Item 16 of 16Waters Jamieson PartnershipArchitectural practiceH1970s Alterations?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Leith School Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp603
Item 2 of 6Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1894, no 1630 (Morris & Hunter)
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 6 of 6RSA1893   563 (Morris & Hunter)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder8 February 1957  p293
Item 2 of 4Builder31 January 1958  p243
Item 3 of 4Builder15 August 1958  p290
Item 4 of 4RIBA Journal9 June 1928 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43687 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Craig: L v17 no1200