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Basic Site Details

Name: Sheriff Courthouse
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1413-431, LawnmarketYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31931  Area to be cleared bounded by High Street, Bank Street and St Giles Street
Item 2 of 319341937  
Item 3 of 31935 Design exhibitedPitcher design exhibited


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 4Albert J PitcherArchitectA19341937In conjunction with J Wilson Paterson
Item 2 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19341937With J Wilson Paterson in charge
Item 3 of 4John Wilson PatersonArchitectA19341937In conjunction with A J Pitcher of the London Office of Works (as architect for Scotland)
Item 4 of 4George Washington BrowneArchitectBc. 1934 Modification of elevations to High Street, as Royal Fine Art Commissioner


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp188
Item 2 of 3Royal Academy exhibitors    1935, no 1367
Item 3 of 3RSA1935   637

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect and Building News1933Jan-Jun p91
Item 2 of 7Architect and Building News1933Jul-Dec p338
Item 3 of 7Architect and Building News1934Jul-Dec p89
Item 4 of 7Architect and Building News1937Jul-Dec p281 (illustration)
Item 5 of 7BuilderEarly 1931CXL p354
Item 6 of 7BuilderLate 1934CXLVII pp175, 178, 180 (illustration of approved design)
Item 7 of 7BuilderEarly 1938CLIV pp95-98

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2 Royal Fine Art Commission Records  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27598 


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