Basic Site Details

Name: George Watson's Ladies College
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of additions of 1891-1893 10,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Edinburgh Psychology DepartmentYes 

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 13, 5, 7, George SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51876  Original building
Item 2 of 518901893 Absorbed into larger building
Item 3 of 51902  Extension
Item 4 of 519091911 West wing altered and extended
Item 5 of 5April 1949 AdditionAdditions and alterations.


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 9David MacGibbonArchitectA1876 Original building
Item 2 of 9MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceA1876 Original building
Item 3 of 9Thomas RossArchitectA1876 Original building
Item 4 of 9David MacGibbonArchitectB18901893Absorbed into larger building
Item 5 of 9MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceB18901893Absorbed into larger building
Item 6 of 9Thomas RossArchitectB18901893Absorbed into larger building
Item 7 of 9Peter Lyle Barclay HendersonArchitect, Engineer 1902 Extension
Item 8 of 9George Washington BrowneArchitect 19101911West wing altered and extended
Item 9 of 9Edinburgh Merchant Company Education Board  1949 In house architects prepared plans for additions.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Merchant Company 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp242-3
Item 2 of 2Walker, David1984The Architecture of MacGibbon & Ross: The Background to the Books Breeze, David (ed.): 'Studies in Scottish Antiquity', Chapter 16, pp391-449 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1876XXXIV Check date
Item 2 of 4Builder12 September 1891LXI p202
Item 3 of 4Builder27 August 1892LXIII p172
Item 4 of 4Builder29 April 1949  p541

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Plans dated 29 May 1890
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28002 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Lyle Barclay Henderson: F no1156 (microfilm reel 12)