Basic Site Details

Name: 3-7 James Court
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: There appears to be a conflict of information regarding the early 1890s remodelling: see also separate entry for work carried out by Stewart Henbest Capper for Patrick Geddes.

3 and 5 James Court is A.
7 and 11 James Court is B.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Tenement  
Item 2 of 2Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 13,5,7, James CourtYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21724 Build/constructionJames Brunhill built part of James Court
Item 2 of 21891  Reconstruction


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 2James JerdanArchitect 1891 Original drawings by J Jordan, 13 Castle Street, of reconstruction of Nos 3-7, for the Edinburgh Social Union (Patrick Geddes, etc) in the Dean of Guild records, City Chambers, 1891
Item 2 of 2Stewart Henbest CapperArchitectB1892 The timber-framed upper floors at the NE corner and balconies on the E flank belong to the remodelling for Patrick Geddes by S Henbest Capper, 1892


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Social UnionPatrick Geddes


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp195
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1951The Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Scotland. An inventory of the ancient and historical monuments of the c RCAHMS, Edinburghpp73-4

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29235497-499 Lawnmarket and 7 and 11 James Court
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29234491-495 (Odd Nos) Lawnmarker and 3 and 5 James Court