Basic Site Details

Name: 1-37 Drumsheugh Gardens
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built in several phases; first plans were by Lessels, and all later phases were adapted by the Peddie & Kinnear/Kinnear & Peddie firm along with John Watherston & Sons as builders.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 31-37, Drumsheugh GardensYes 
Item 2 of 31, Rothesay Place 37 Drumsheugh Gardens turns corner into Rothesay Place
Item 3 of 329, Walker StreetYes1-14 Drumsheugh Gardens turns corner into Walker Street

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51872  Peddie & Kinnear's drawings to Lessels's elevations
Item 2 of 5c. 1874 ConstructionWest side
Item 3 of 518801881 Unexecuted plans for no 37 Drumsheugh Gardens and 1 Rothesay Place
Item 4 of 51887(?) Construction21-30 Drumsheugh Gardens
Item 5 of 518981899Construction37 Drumsheugh Gardens and 1 Rothesay Place

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 10Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB18721894Revised Lessels's elevations; designs executed by builders John Watherston & Sons
Item 2 of 10James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderB18721899As builders, to designs of Peddie & Kinnear/Kinnear & Peddie firm
Item 3 of 10John Dick PeddieArchitectB18721891Revised Lessels's elevations; designs executed by builders John Watherston & Sons
Item 4 of 10John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersB18721899As builders, to designs of Peddie & Kinnear/Kinnear & Peddie firm
Item 5 of 10Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceB18721878Revised Lessels's elevations; designs executed by builders John Watherston & Sons
Item 6 of 10William WatherstonArchitect, BuilderB18721895As builders, to designs of Peddie & Kinnear/Kinnear & Peddie firm
Item 7 of 10John LesselsArchitectABefore 1872 Site plan and elevations
Item 8 of 10John More Dick PeddieArchitectB18781899Revised Lessels's elevations; designs executed by builders John Watherston & Sons
Item 9 of 10Peddie, Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB18781879Revised Lessels's elevations; designs executed by builders John Watherston & Sons
Item 10 of 10Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB18791896(?)Revised Lessels's elevations; designs executed by builders John Watherston & Sons

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Jamieson, George Auldjo, CAno 37
Item 2 of 2Wylie, Andrewno 29

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 812-13 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 2 of 819 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 3 of 823, 24 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 4 of 825 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 5 of 83 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 6 of 830 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 7 of 8Edinburgh College of Domestic Science, 1-2 Drumsheugh Gardens 
Item 8 of 8Muir Hall of ResidenceThe Muir Hall of Residence in George-square, associated with the University of Edinburgh, was opened by the Duchess of Buccleuch. It is intended to rent the bedrooms to the lady students. The alterations required to adapt the building to its new use have been extensive, and include the addition of two new stories and the entire remodelling of the interior. On the upper floors sleeping accommodation is provided for twenty-three students and the lady superintendent, while the ground floor is given up to a dining-hall to the back, and a drawing room to the front. The kitchen and servants' bedrooms are placed in the basement. The architects are Messrs. Dunn and Findlay, of Edinburgh. [Building News 4 February 1898 p184]

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Byrom, Connie2005The Edinburgh New Town Gardens: 'blessings as well as beauties' Birlinnpp411-412
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp372 & 382 (the latter referring to the Walker Street corner)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 9Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28674Listing for nos 1-14 Drumsheugh Gardens and 29 Walker Street
Item 3 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28675Listing for nos 19-22 Drumsheugh Gardens
Item 4 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28676Listing for nos 23-37 Drumsheugh Gardens
Item 5 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28677Listing for 37A-44 Drumsheugh Gardens and 1 Chester Street and 1 Rothesay Place
Item 6 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection  
Item 7 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 8 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD 635/16-20
Item 9 of 9Walker TrustPlans