Basic Site Details

Name: Jeffrey House, Boarding House for Edinburgh Academy
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: NB A drawing in the NMRS Cowie & Seaton Collection is titled 'House for Mr R J Mackenzie' (by A N Paterson) but this has to be either Scott House or Jeffrey House as both are designed by Paterson while Mackenzie House is designed by Ramsay Traquair. The whole project of building these boarding houses was masterminded by the then Rector of the Academy, Mr Robert J Mackenzie.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Inverleith Place Given as address during construction
Item 2 of 213, Kinnear RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218981899  
Item 2 of 219331937 Alterations


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 4Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 18981899 
Item 2 of 4James McLellan FairleyArchitectA19331937Alterations
Item 3 of 4Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceA19331937Alterations
Item 4 of 4Robert Stirling ReidArchitectA19331937Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Academy Boarding House Coy Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1898 part 1 pp58, 59
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp580
Item 3 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1899   739 (combined entry with Scott House)
Item 4 of 4RSA1898   563

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49543 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1890/1/1, CSE 1890/1/39
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Nisbet Paterson: F v20 no1431 (microfilm reel 13)
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore153412