Basic Site Details

Name: Caledonian Railway Station
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Goods stationYesLater became this

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Railway station  
Item 2 of 2Goods station  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51846  Sheme drawn up by William Tite
Item 2 of 59 April 1847  Foundation stone of trainshed laid - and built in a shortened form
Item 3 of 5c. 1848  Shortened station building scheme proposed but not built
Item 4 of 518491850 Simplified scheme shown on OS Ist edition maps
Item 5 of 51870  Largely demolished


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 3(Sir) William TiteArchitect 1846 Scheme drawn up - not executed except trainshed in shortened form
Item 2 of 3John Dick PeddieArchitectA1848 Shortened scheme not built
Item 3 of 3John Dick PeddieArchitect c. 1849c. 1850Further simplified scheme built


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Railway Company 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W2002Peddie and Kinnear Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrews, 2002p86-90

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1840/2/1 (Undated elevation- drawings for simplified scheme missing. The Caledonain minutes do not give details)