Basic Site Details

Name: Steil's Institution
Town, district or village: Tranent
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3St Joseph's Industrial SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 3St Joseph's Approved School  
Item 3 of 3Steill's Hospital  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4   Alterations
Item 2 of 418191821Build/constructionOriginal building
Item 3 of 41914  Alterations to west wing and chapel
Item 4 of 4After 1970Before 1975AdditionUpgrading and 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 10Alexander McWilliamArchitect   Alterations, possibly 1914 alterations to west wing and chapel
Item 2 of 10William BurnArchitectB18191821 
Item 3 of 10Ernest William LovettArchitectA1970s Upgrading and extensions
Item 4 of 10Gilbert Andre GrayArchitectA1970s Upgrading and extensions
Item 5 of 10Bamber Gray & PartnersArchitectural practiceAAfter 1970 Upgrading and extensions
Item 6 of 10David Roland Penman AAfter 1970 Upgrading and extensions
Item 7 of 10Douglas Haig BamberArchitectAAfter 1970 Upgrading and extensions
Item 8 of 10Eric WilloxArchitectAAfter 1970 Upgrading and extensions
Item 9 of 10James Robertson LaidlawArchitectAAfter 1970 Upgrading and extensions
Item 10 of 10John William FyfeArchitectural practiceAAfter 1970 Upgrading and extensions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Board of Governors of St Joseph's 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p453
Item 3 of 4RCAHMS Historic Burgh Schools (not yet published)   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal12 June 1926 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Alexander McWilliam