Basic Site Details

Name: Warriston Crematorium
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51818  Original house built
Item 2 of 519281929 Conversion from East Warriston House
Item 3 of 51946  SE cloister added
Item 4 of 51956  [Glendinning, 2008]
Item 5 of 51967 Alterations and additionsNW cloister and other extensions


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 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectA19281929Converted from East Warriston House
Item 2 of 8Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceA19281929Converted from East Warriston House
Item 3 of 8John Fraser MatthewArchitectA19291929Converted from East Warriston House
Item 4 of 8John Fraser MatthewArchitectB1946 SE Cloister
Item 5 of 8Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceB1946 SE Cloister
Item 6 of 8Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceC1956 [Glendinning, 2008]
Item 7 of 8Stuart Russell MatthewArchitectC1956 [Glendinning, 2008]
Item 8 of 8Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectD1967 NW cloister and other extensions


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 Ltdp577
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp155

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1930/119/1 (trade brochures etc relating to John F Askam, crematoria furnishers)
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/107
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore187424