Basic Site Details

Name: University Club
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Peddie & Kinnear doorpiece was removed in the 1960s and relocated at Duddo House, Berwickshire.
Original sculpture by John Rhind.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Waterstone's  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2127-128, Princes StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Rose Street South Lane  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318641867 Club built: first scheme for reconstruction of existing houses and two schemes for fašade of new building: one for straight palazzo fašade and one as built
Item 2 of 319391944 Alterations
Item 3 of 31964  Ground floor built out as shops


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 6Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18641867 
Item 2 of 6John Dick PeddieArchitectA18641867 
Item 3 of 6Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA18641867 
Item 4 of 6Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceC19391944Alterations
Item 5 of 6Robert Stirling ReidArchitectC19391944Alterations
Item 6 of 6Thomas Waller MarwickArchitect 1964 Built out ground floor as shops


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 Ltdp313
Item 2 of 3RSA1866   18 (Peddie & Kinnear)
Item 3 of 3RSA1883   1006 (Peddie & Kinnear scheme)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder24 March 1866XXIV  
Item 2 of 2Building News24 May 1867   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29515 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection 11 drawings for Reid alterations, 1939-1944: CSE 1930/62/1
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1860/45/8
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore74083