Basic Site Details

Name: Royal High School
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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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 1Royal High School, East Barnton AvenueYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71931  Design first proposed and exhibited
Item 2 of 725 September 1959 Scheme acceptedextension plans approved per Builder p324
Item 3 of 74 August 1961 Proposedsketch plans to be prepared per Builder p230
Item 4 of 720 March 1964 * ProposedCorporation to spend 670,054 on replacement of Royal High School
Item 5 of 73 April 1964 * Scheme acceptedEducation Committee of the Town Council approve sketch plans for new Royal High School
Item 6 of 729 January 1965 * Addition650,000 building to be erected on grounds by town council
Item 7 of 71973  Additions

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 7George ReidArchitectABefore 1962 Cairns & Ford who took over the practice mainly responsible.
Item 2 of 7James Smith ForbesArchitectABefore 1962 Cairns & Ford who took over the practice mainly responsible.
Item 3 of 7Reid & ForbesArchitectural practiceABefore 1962 Cairns & Ford who took over the practice mainly responsible.
Item 4 of 7J D Cairns & FordArchitectural practiceC19641968Cairns & Ford who took over the Forbes & Reid practice and were mainly responsible.
Item 5 of 7George Sinclair Gibson SteedmanArchitectB1973 Additions
Item 6 of 7J D Cairns & FordArchitectural practiceB1973 Additions
Item 7 of 7John JacksonArchitectB1973 Additions

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Corporation Education Authority1964, replacement of school

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp548
Item 2 of 3RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   
Item 3 of 3RSA1931   611

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder25 September 1959  p324
Item 2 of 5Builder4 August 1961  'Re-siting of Edinburgh School' p230
Item 3 of 5Builder20 March 1964  p635
Item 4 of 5Builder3 April 1964  p737
Item 5 of 5Builder29 January 1965  p272

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Mr William TerrellInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent February 2015.