Basic Site Details

Name: Scott Monument
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Competition had fifty-five entrants in total.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gothic monument to the memory of Sir Walter ScottYesAs described in entry by John Maule

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Princes Street GardensYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41836 Competition designs submitted 
Item 2 of 41838 Competition designs submittedSecond competition
Item 3 of 41838 Design exhibitedFowler design
Item 4 of 41907 Design exhibitedDesign exhibited for unspecified work - possibly improvements to setting

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 12Charles FowlerArchitect 1837 Second premiated competition design
Item 2 of 12David CousinArchitect 1837 Unsuccessful competition design exhibited
Item 3 of 12John HendersonArchitect 1837 Unsuccessful competition design exhibited
Item 4 of 12Thomas RickmanArchitect 1837 First premiated competition design, but job went to George Meikle Kemp
Item 5 of 12George Meikle KempArchitectA1837 Third premiated competition design.
Item 6 of 12John MauleArchitect 1838 Unsuccessful competition design exhibited
Item 7 of 12Robert Reid RaeburnArchitect 1838 Unsuccessful competition design exhibited
Item 8 of 12George Meikle KempArchitectC1838 Second competition - first prize awarded.
Item 9 of 12MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceB1907 Design exhibited for unspecified work - possibly improvements to setting
Item 10 of 12Thomas RossArchitectB1907 Design exhibited for unspecified work - possibly improvements to setting
Item 11 of 12Alfred Lightly MacGibbonArchitectB?Before 1907 Design for unspecified work - possibly improvements to setting; date of design not known, may have been before A L Macgibbon was taken into partnership
Item 12 of 12David MacGibbonArchitectB?Before 1907 Design for unspecified work - possibly improvements to setting; date of design not known, may have been after Macgibbon's death

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghno 179. Also 117 for the design by Cousin.
Item 2 of 7Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp314-16
Item 3 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1838, no 1217 (Fowler design)
Item 4 of 7New DNB New Dictionary of National Biography   
Item 5 of 7RSA1837   346 (Henderson); 347 (Cousin)
Item 6 of 7RSA1838   277 (R R Raeburn); 283 (John Maule)
Item 7 of 7Taylor, Jeremy1968Charles Fowler: a centenary memoir Archuitectural History vII, p73