Basic Site Details

Name: 126 Princes Street
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 1Thomas Cook and Son Ltd  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Shop  
Item 2 of 2Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2126, Princes StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Rose Street South Lane to rear


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3After 1884Before 1906 Extension/reconstruction
Item 2 of 31888  Alterations
Item 3 of 3c. 1955 Alterations and additionsShopfront and internal 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 8David McArthyArchitectAAfter 1884Before 1906Extension/reconstruction
Item 2 of 8John WatsonArchitectAAfter 1884Before 1906Extension
Item 3 of 8McArthy & WatsonArchitectural practiceAAfter 1884Before 1906Extension/reconstruction
Item 4 of 8Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1888 Alterations
Item 5 of 8John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1888 Alterations
Item 6 of 8Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB1888 Extension/reconstruction
Item 7 of 8James William LaingArchitectCc. 1955 Shopfront and internal alterations
Item 8 of 8T Bowhill Gibson & LaingArchitectural practiceCc. 1955 Shopfront and internal alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Ferguson & ForresterClient for McArthy & Watson work
Item 2 of 2Thomas Cook & Sons LtdClients for mid-1950s work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghno 298

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29514125A and 126 Princes Street
Item 2 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1950/1/1 (Gibson & Laing work)
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1880/34/1
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index No other reference
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David McArthy: L v19 no1431; John Watson: F v18 p51 no1199 (microfilm reel 12)
Item 6 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore116522