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Basic Site Details

Name: Wardie School
Town, district or village: Trinity
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Built on Wardie Recreation Ground between Granton Road and Netherby Road, in the Trinity district of Edinburgh. The original design provided twelve classrooms and assembly hall with accommodation for 700 scholars. Opened 1931.

Note that James Stewart Johnson did not join his father in partnership until 1930.

Alice in Wonderland mural by Robert Heriot Westwater 1936.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Wardie Primary SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Granton RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Netherby Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2November 1929 Plans approvedPlans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 2 of 21931 Opened 


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 Stewart JohnstonArchitectA19291931Initially as assistant
Item 2 of 2Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitectA19291931 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Education Committee 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Burke, Catherine, Howard, Jeremy and Cunningham, Peter2013The Decorated School: Essays on the Visual Culture of Schooling London: Black Dog Publishingp41-43

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1930Jan-Jun p241
Item 2 of 4Builder8 November 1929  p802 - plans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 3 of 4RIBA Journal13 October 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp1069 - obituary of Joseph Marr Johnston
Item 4 of 4Scotsman3 September 1934  Obituary of Joseph Marr Johnston

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Stewart Johnston: L no4394 (combined box 11) & F no2400 (box 6)
Item 2 of 2Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 151512 


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