Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Castle, officers' quarters at Mills Mount
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The War Office proposed a two storey building on the site of the old Mills Mount, to the east of the military hospital. The existing barracks on the site were to be demolished in order to provide officers’ mess room and accommodation for 17 officers and their servants. The proposals were to arouse a certain amount of controversy amongst local architects.

Final drawings were on placed on view to the public. The style was described as “Castellated Scottish Baronial” by the Builder.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11901 Journal reference 


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 1Major HemmingArchitect 1901  

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh CastleSee Parliament Hall, St Margaret's Chapel and Argyle Tower for details of 1886 competition for restoration

Battery on the north side still called 'Mills Mount' in comnnection with the work undertaken by Robert Mylne.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect22 November 1901  p361 - plans discussed with Local authority
Item 2 of 4British Architect29 November 1901  p379 - concern of local architects
Item 3 of 4Builder30 November 1901LXXXI p491
Item 4 of 4Building News29 November 1901  p723