Basic Site Details

Name: Colinton House
Town, district or village: Colinton
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 1Merchiston Castle School  

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 1Merchiston Castle School, Colinton RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91801 Plans drawn upCrichton drew elevation to correspond to plan provided by Thomas Harrison.
Item 2 of 918401842AdditionKitchen offices etc
Item 3 of 91909  Measured survey of Colinton House
Item 4 of 919251928 Conversion of existing house, addition of wings etc. Gates and gatekeeper's lodge
Item 5 of 924 August 1928 Plans submittedAdditions and alterations to Colinton House
Item 6 of 912 April 1929 Plans submittedSports pavilion
Item 7 of 91929 or 1930  Alterations to stonework
Item 8 of 91931 Design exhibited 
Item 9 of 91960  Swimming Pool

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 11Richard CrichtonArchitectF1801 Drew elevation to correspond to plan provided by Thomas Harrison for Sir William Forbes.
Item 2 of 11Thomas HarrisonArchitectG1801 Provided plan. Richard Crichton drew the elevations to correspond with Harrison's plan.
Item 3 of 11William Henry PlayfairArchitectB18401842Kitchen offices
Item 4 of 11John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersE1909 Measured survey of Colinton House
Item 5 of 11Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderE1909 Measured survey of Colinton House
Item 6 of 11David CarrArchitectA1926After 1929May have had a hand in the job
Item 7 of 11J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceD1926After 1929Alterations and additions to Colinton House, gates and gatekeeper's lodge
Item 8 of 11Sydney Houghton MillerArchitectD19261927Alterations and additions to Colinton House, gates and gatekeeper's lodge
Item 9 of 11William James Walker ToddArchitectD1926After 1929Alterations and additions to Colinton House, gates and gatekeeper's lodge
Item 10 of 11Robert Somerville EllisArchitect 1929 or 1930 Alterations to stonework - as architect to Craighall Cast Stone Company
Item 11 of 11David CarrArchitectC1960 Designed swimming pool

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Abercromby, James, Lord DunfermlineCleint for Playfair work

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 2Merchiston Castle School, Creative Arts Centre 
Item 2 of 2Merchiston Castle School, The Castle Gates 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp516
Item 3 of 5Merchiston Castle School Merchiston Castle School Register, 1833-1962   
Item 4 of 5RSA1931   607 (Exhibited by Walker Todd)
Item 5 of 5RSA1932   663 (Exhibited by Walker Todd)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1BuilderEarly 1931CXL p1006 (Design exhibited at RSA)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 10Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 24 August 1928, 5 October 1928
Item 2 of 10Edinburgh University LibraryPlansLetter book 7Playfair collection
Item 3 of 10FettercairnFettercairn Drawings Alos see Acc 4796/47/3; 4796/48, f.1 and 4796/222
Item 4 of 10Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49558Main school building
Item 5 of 10Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28042Original building - now converted - It is A Listed
Item 6 of 10National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCarr and Matthew Collection, RIAS 40 drawings CM 1920/1/1-4
Item 7 of 10National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1920/9/33-35
Item 8 of 10National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/166/1, 167/1-2, 168/1-17, 175/1-2
Item 9 of 10National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD/521/55-58
Item 10 of 10RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Norman Aitken Dick: F no2686 (box 10); Robert Somerville Ellis: L no5826 (combined box 102); Sydney Houghton Miller: F no2700 (box 10)