Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National War Memorial
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41919  First scheme
Item 2 of 41923  Second scheme
Item 3 of 419241927Construction 
Item 4 of 41925 Design exhibitedScheme for reconstruction of the barracks


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 3(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1919 First scheme.
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectB1923 Second scheme
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectC19241927 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Royal Academy exhibitors    1925, no 1089 (scheme for reconstruction of barracks)
Item 2 of 3RSA1926   557
Item 3 of 3Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p177

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1BuilderLate 1927CXXIII pp42,43, 45, 46-48, 50-51, 80-84, 88-89, 118-119, 122-123 (illustration)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48229 
Item 2 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1920/140/1
Item 3 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection UC 4030 Framed drawing no 98
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection D7371- 4 Photos , LOR E/122/1-83, LOR E/178 (scheme showing plans and elevations of proposed tower)
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive B96234 Photo of first sketches. Also photos of drawings EDD 8/105. EDD 8/112
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScott Morton (formerly Peter Miller) Collection, RIAS 4 drawings
Item 7 of 7Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore79631