Basic Site Details

Name: Bell's Brewery
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: C listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Pleasance Brewery  
Item 2 of 4United Breweries Building  
Item 3 of 4University of Edinburgh Sport & Fitness CentreYes 
Item 4 of 4University of Edinburgh, Physical Education DeptYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 146-48, The PleasanceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 615 March 1866  Specification for new kiln and addition of two storeys to malt barn (apparently not executed as drawn)
Item 2 of 619191920 Extension and alterations
Item 3 of 61936 Alterations and additions 
Item 4 of 619381939Alteration/conversionConversion to Physical Education Dept.
Item 5 of 61941 OpenedGym in use by Summer 1941
Item 6 of 61980 Alterations and additions 

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 15William NotmanArchitect 1866 New kiln and addition of two storeys to malt barn (apparently not executed as drawn)
Item 2 of 15James McLellan FairleyArchitectA19191920Extension and alterations
Item 3 of 15Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceA19191920Extension and alterations
Item 4 of 15Robert Stirling ReidArchitectA19191920Extension and alterations
Item 5 of 15John Ross McKayArchitectC1936 Alterations? McKay mainly responsible
Item 6 of 15Richardson & McKayArchitectural practiceC1936 Alterations? McKay mainly responsible
Item 7 of 15John Fraser MatthewArchitectB19381939Conversion for the University to Physical Education Dept
Item 8 of 15Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceB19381939Conversion for the University to Physical Education Dept
Item 9 of 15(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectE1980 Alterations and additions
Item 10 of 15Alan James Clark E1980 Alterations and additions
Item 11 of 15Andrew Glen WeirArchitectE1980 Alterations and additions
Item 12 of 15Donald McInnesArchitectE1980 Alterations and additions
Item 13 of 15Frank SprosonArchitectE1980  
Item 14 of 15Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceE1980 Alterations and additions
Item 15 of 15William Hughes McLeodArchitectE1980 Alterations and additions

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2United Breweries1919 work
Item 2 of 2Univerity of Edinburgh1931 conversion

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 9Courtesy of Clive FentonInformation sent to Dictionary Sent May 2016
Item 2 of 9DMW ArchiveSmall, G P: The Leadbetters' Victorian Legacy, Unpublished paper, 21 September 1994  
Item 3 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50193 
Item 4 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1910/2/1
Item 5 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection Richardson & McKay drawings (for alterations?)
Item 6 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/191
Item 7 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Manuscripts MS/132/23
Item 8 of 9NMRSWheeler & Sproson Collection WHS 57/6, 57/7, 57/8/1-6 (photos)
Item 9 of 9Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore119865