Basic Site Details

Name: Riddle's Court and Close, 322-328 Lawnmarket and 5-6 Victoria Terrace
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: This includes Riddle's Court, Riddle's Close and 5 & 6 Victoria Terrace.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2322-328, LawnmarketYes 
Item 2 of 25-6, Victoria TerraceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81726 Build/constructionBuilt by Captain George Riddell, wright
Item 2 of 81840  Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 81890  Restoration and conversion to hall of residence
Item 4 of 81890  Alterations (executed?)
Item 5 of 81893  Restoration and conversion to hall of residence
Item 6 of 81895  Alterations- including pend entrance
Item 7 of 81958  Restoration as flats
Item 8 of 81964  Reconstruction as education rooms for Edinburgh Corporation

People

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 12George SmithArchitectB1840 Alterations and additions
Item 2 of 12Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectC1890 Alterations?
Item 3 of 12George WilsonArchitectC1890 Alterations?
Item 4 of 12Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceC1890 Alterations?
Item 5 of 12David Wishart GallowayArchitectD1893 Probably assisted Stewart Henbest Capper on restoration and conversion
Item 6 of 12Geddes & CapperArchitectural practiceD1893 Restoration and conversion to hall of residence
Item 7 of 12Patrick Geddes D1893 Restoration and conversion to hall of residence - with Stewart Henbest Capper as architect
Item 8 of 12Stewart Henbest CapperArchitectD1893 Restoration and conversion to hall of residence
Item 9 of 12George Shaw AitkenArchitectE1895 Alterations including pend entrance
Item 10 of 12Patrick Geddes E1895 Alterations including pend entrance - with George Shaw Aitken as architect
Item 11 of 12John Wilson PatersonArchitectF19581959Restoration as flats - Wilson in private practice
Item 12 of 12John Wilson PatersonArchitectG1964 Reconstruction as education rooms for Edinburgh Corporation - Wilson in private practice

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Town & Gown AssociationClient for the Capper work and Sydney Mitchell work - with Geddes
Item 2 of 2Geddes, Patrick, ProfessorClient for the Capper work and Sydney Mitchell work - with Edinburgh Town & Gown Association

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp198-200
Item 2 of 2Johnson, Jim and Rosenburg, Lou2010Renewing Old Edinburgh: the Enduring Legacy of Patrick Geddes Glendaruel: Argyll Publishingpp119-123

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder17 June 1893LXIV For Capper work

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Drawings 9 October 1890, 17 November 1892, 18 April 1895 and 2 May 1895
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29242 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection Job list