Basic Site Details

Name: Nelson Hall
Town, district or village: Stockbridge
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The ceremony of opening the Nelson Hall and North Branch Public Library, in Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, was performed on October 19th, by Lord Provost Sir Mitchell Thomson. In addition to the Nelson Hall, which is to be used as a recreation hall and news-room, there is in the building a library hall, capable of containing 12,000 volumes, a reading room, and the other adjuncts of such an institution. The architect was Mr. H. Ramsay Taylor. [Library World 1901 Page 184]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nelson Hall, Hamilton PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118981906  


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 3Henry ('Harry') Ramsay TaylorArchitectA18981906 
Item 2 of 3James LesselsArchitectA18981906 
Item 3 of 3James Lessels and Harry Ramsay TaylorArchitectural practiceA18981906 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1City of Edinburgh 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder3 November 1900LXXIX  
Item 2 of 3Building News9 August 1901  pp173-4 with notes
Item 3 of 3Library World1901  p184

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNewscutting album No 4 complied by Harry Ramsay Taylor  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Harry Ramsay Taylor: F v18 p29 no1188 (microfilm reel 12)