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Basic Site Details

Name: Surgeons' Hall
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal College of Surgeons  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nicolson StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718291833 Original building by Playfair
Item 2 of 71833  Sketch plans and detail studies
Item 3 of 71891  Alterations to principal stair and new stair
Item 4 of 719081909 Reconstruction and additions, including West Museum (now Fellows' Hall)
Item 5 of 7c. 1920c. 1930 New bench
Item 6 of 7c. 1960 Alterations and additionsCouncil room flush-panelled.
Item 7 of 71970s RestorationRestoration? 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 13William Henry PlayfairArchitectA18291833Original building
Item 2 of 13William NotmanArchitectAc. 1830 Assisted Playfair?
Item 3 of 13James JerdanArchitect 1891 Alterations to principal stair and new stair
Item 4 of 13(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB19081909Reconstruction and additions, including West Museum (a.k.a. Barclay Museum, now Fellows' Hall)
Item 5 of 13Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectB19081909Reconstruction and additions, including West Museum (a.k.a. Barclay Museum, now Fellows' Hall)
Item 6 of 13Rowand Anderson & PaulArchitectural practiceB19081909Reconstruction and additions, including West Museum (a.k.a. Barclay Museum, now Fellows' Hall)
Item 7 of 13(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect c. 19201929(?)New bench
Item 8 of 13Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceG1960 Council room flush-panelled.
Item 9 of 13Ian McKerron BeggArchitectGc. 1960 Council room flush-panelled.
Item 10 of 13Robert Philip Andrew HurdArchitectGc. 1960 Council room flush-panelled.
Item 11 of 13Crichton Walker Lang H1970s Restoration? additions?
Item 12 of 13Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceH1970s Restoration? additions?
Item 13 of 13John Herdman ReidArchitectH1970s Restoration? additions?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Royal College of Surgeons 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp766
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp244 (Balfour Paul work and Hurd work)
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh University LibraryPlans13 
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27772 
Item 3 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/150
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 42b, Plans from 1833
Item 5 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Arthur Forman Balfour Paul: L v20 no1511 & F no3134 (box 17)
Item 6 of 7Shona Adam, Granddaughter of John JerdanJames Jerdan & Son Office Ledger  
Item 7 of 7Surgeons' Hall ArchiveArchives Plans by R R Anderson & Paul, 1908

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