Basic Site Details

Name: British Hotel and Hopetoun Rooms
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Charles Alison's conversion included a number of unusual features such as speaking tubes and sound-proofing.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Queen StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31823 Build/constructionConversion of houses into hotel
Item 2 of 31827  Hopetoun Rooms built
Item 3 of 31873 AdditionNew top floor added


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 5Charles AlisonArchitectB1823 Conversion of houses into hotel
Item 2 of 5Thomas HamiltonArchitect 1827 Hopetoun Rooms built
Item 3 of 5David MacGibbonArchitectA1873 New top floor added
Item 4 of 5MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceA1873 New top floor added
Item 5 of 5Thomas RossArchitectA1873 New top floor added


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1MorleyClient for conversion of house into hotel

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Ladies CollegeBlanc building only half built.
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Ladies' CollegeThis was adjacent to the Blanc building which was to have extended over them. It was never completed.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News30 May 1873   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionLC 137(10)