Basic Site Details

Name: County Cinema
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans have been approved for the erection of a cinema in Back-street (sic), Portobello for Messrs Scott Paulo and Company of the New County Cinema Haddington. The architect is Mr T Bowhill Gibson FRIBA 19 Manor Place, Edinburgh. [Builder 23 September 1938 Page 620]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2County CinemaYes 
Item 2 of 2The George CinemaYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 114, Bath StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319381939  
Item 2 of 39 September 1938  Dean of Guild warrant granted
Item 3 of 33 March 1939 Opened 


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 1Thomas Bowhill GibsonArchitect 19381939 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scott Paulo & Company, New County Cinema, Haddington 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp652

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1939Jan-Jun p158
Item 2 of 4Builder23 September 1938  p620
Item 3 of 4RIBA JournalJanuary 1950v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp121 - obituary of Thomas Bowhill Gibson
Item 4 of 4Scotsman10 September 1938   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26818 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library Two press cuttings, 1939, possibly part of RIAS collection
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 10 drawings
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Bowhill Gibson: L no4726 (combined box 5)