Basic Site Details

Name: Portobello Public School and janitor's house
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 5,921. (Final cost with furnishings, gas fittings, blinds etc 6465)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Portobello High School AnnexeYes 

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 3Duddingston ParkYes 
Item 2 of 31A, Duddingston ParkYesJanitor's House
Item 3 of 3Duddingston Park AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41873  Initial plans prepared
Item 2 of 426 April 1876 Opened 
Item 3 of 418991901 Addition to east (linked to older building)
Item 4 of 422 October 1901 OpenedAddition to east (linked to older building)


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 4James AitkenArchitectA1873c. 1874 
Item 2 of 4Moffatt & Aitken (or Moffat & Aitken)Architectural practiceA1873c. 1874 
Item 3 of 4William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)ArchitectA1873c. 1874 
Item 4 of 4Robert WilsonArchitect 18991901Addition to east


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder13 July 1901LXXXI  

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 25 October 1929 amd 29 February 1930
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh Council ArchivesPortobello Board School Minutes  
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30207 
Item 4 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30208Janitor's house
Item 5 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)William Lambie Moffatt Cash Book 1859-1881 GD 1/412/1 p46