Basic Site Details

Name: Dalry House
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: RIBA Directory of 1981 suggests further work but it is not clear.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Episcopal Training College Former name
Item 2 of 2Old People's Day Centre Late 1970s/early 1980s

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 4College  
Item 2 of 4HouseYes 
Item 3 of 4Old people's home  
Item 4 of 4Flats  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dalry House, Orwell PlaceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61661 Build/construction[Robert] Robinson
Dalry House (Edinburgh). Pleasure ground laid out "after a design by Mr Robinson surveyor"
(Edinburgh Evening Courant, June 24, 1775)
Item 2 of 61877  Reconstruction, including school rooms to south east
Item 3 of 61900  Addition of chapel and classrooms (to north east)
Item 4 of 61965 Restoration 
Item 5 of 61969 Won award or awardsSaltire Award and Civic Trust Commendation
Item 6 of 6c. 1975 ReconstructionReconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council

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 12James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1877 Reconstruction, including school rooms to south east
Item 2 of 12John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersA1877 Reconstruction, including school rooms to south east
Item 3 of 12William WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1877 Reconstruction, including school rooms to south east
Item 4 of 12George HendersonArchitectB1900 Addition of chapel and classrooms (to north east)
Item 5 of 12Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceB1900 Addition of chapel and classrooms (to north east)
Item 6 of 12Ian McKerron BeggArchitectE1965 Restoration
Item 7 of 12Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceE1965 Restoration
Item 8 of 12David Irvine PirieArchitectFc. 1975 Reconstruction
Item 9 of 12Henry ('Harry') McFarlane BunchArchitectFc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 10 of 12Ian McKerron BeggArchitectFc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 11 of 12James ('Jimmy') Hunter ShepherdArchitectFc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 12 of 12Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceFc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Old People's Welfare CouncilClient for 1980 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp508-0
Item 2 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   
Item 5 of 5Smith, J1935Dalry House: its lands and owners: The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club20Edinburghpp26-60

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News16 March 1877   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 23 September 1880, 28 July 1888, 19 June 1902
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26962 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD 71/1-9
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection HH1/6-8
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index