Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Sailors' Home
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Six invited entrants in competition. Cost: £7,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Angel HotelYes 
Item 2 of 2Malmaison HotelYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11-4, Tower PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31882 Competition held 
Item 2 of 318831885Construction 
Item 3 of 31949  Proposed additions and alterations to cost £27,000- not executed


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 11Charles Stewart Still JohnstonArchitect 18821885Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 11George CraigArchitect 1882 Competition design - not successful (Gothic style)
Item 3 of 11Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitect 1882 Competition design - not successful (Baronial style)
Item 4 of 11Robert WilsonArchitect 1882 Competition design - not successful (French Renaissance style)
Item 5 of 11(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1882 Competition design - not successful (Francois Ier style)
Item 6 of 11Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceA1882 Competition design - not successful (Francois Ier style)
Item 7 of 11George Washington BrowneArchitectA1882 Competition design - not successful (Francois Ier style)
Item 8 of 11David MaclarenArchitectB1882 Competition design - not successful (Elizabethan style)
Item 9 of 11Ireland & MaclarenArchitectural practiceB1882 Competition design - not successful (Elizabethan style)
Item 10 of 11James IrelandArchitectB1882 Competition design - not successful (Elizabethan style)
Item 11 of 11Alexander James Wilson MorrisonArchitect 1949 Proposed additions - not executed


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp472
Item 2 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 3Pike Edinburgh and the Lothians at the turn of the 20th century   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5BuilderLate 1882XLIII p633
Item 2 of 5BuilderEarly 1883XLIV p898-890 Check date ('considerable alterations to original plans')
Item 3 of 5Builder21 January 1949  p109 additions
Item 4 of 5Building News17 November 1882  p600
Item 5 of 5Building News2 January 1885  p35

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27912