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Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Estimated cost in 1909 - 40,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Royal Dick Veterinary College  
Item 2 of 2Royal School of Veterinary StudiesYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1SummerhallYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 9February 1907  Decision to move to new site
Item 2 of 919091916 Original building
Item 3 of 921 July 1914 Foundation stone 
Item 4 of 91916 Design exhibitedMcArthy design exhibited
Item 5 of 91916 Opened 
Item 6 of 91931  Extension
Item 7 of 91937  Addition (plans dated)
Item 8 of 919671968Plans datedFor extension
Item 9 of 919691971Addition 

People

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 14David McArthyArchitectB19091916 
Item 2 of 14Robert McDowall SymondsArchitectBc. 1913 As assistant to David McArthy
Item 3 of 14William ConstableArchitect 1931 Extension
Item 4 of 14John Fraser MatthewArchitectA1937 Additions (including alterations to Hope Park UF Church for Dick Vet )
Item 5 of 14Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceA1937 Additions (including alterations to Hope Park UF Church for Dick Vet )
Item 6 of 14Stuart Russell MatthewArchitectA1937 Additions (including alterations to Hope Park UF Church for Dick Vet ) - as assistant
Item 7 of 14(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectD19691971Additions
Item 8 of 14Alan ReiachArchitectD19691971Additions
Item 9 of 14Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19691971Additions
Item 10 of 14Eric Walker HallArchitectD19691971Additions
Item 11 of 14James Stuart RentonArchitectD19691971 
Item 12 of 14John ('Jack') Reid Oberlander D19691971Additions - partner in charge
Item 13 of 14Leslie Douglas MitchellArchitectD19691971Additions
Item 14 of 14William Alistair MillerArchitectD19691971Additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Bradley, O Charnock1931History of the Edinburgh Veterinary College   
Item 2 of 4Cant, M1990Sciennes and the Grange  pp187-200
Item 3 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp243
Item 4 of 4RSA1916   575 (McArthy's design)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1931Jul-Dec p114
Item 2 of 4Builder13 November 1909  p532
Item 3 of 4BuilderEarly 1916CX p468
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalApril 1955 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of J F Matthew p270

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 26 December 1912 and 27 February 1913 (petitions)
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48536 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 25/1-3
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/226
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David McArthy: L v19 no1431

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