Basic Site Details

Name: Grosvenor Crescent
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Previously misattributed to John Chesser (including in HS lists).

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11-21, Grosvenor CrescentYesHS List refers to these numbers

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31864 Plans drawn upOriginal scheme
Item 2 of 318681870  
Item 3 of 31921  Alterations to nos 11 and 13 (architect not specified in List entry)

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 7Robert MathesonArchitectB1864 Original scheme
Item 2 of 7Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18681870Designed crescent; elevation only of 15-20 - interiors by Watherston
Item 3 of 7John Dick PeddieArchitectA18681870Designed crescent; elevation only of 15-20 - interiors by Watherston
Item 4 of 7Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA18681870Designed crescent; elevation only of 15-20 - interiors by Watherston
Item 5 of 7John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, Builders 18691870Builders for nos 7-10 and designed and built interiors of 15-20
Item 6 of 7James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA18691870Builders for nos 7-10 and designed and built interiors of 15-20
Item 7 of 7William WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA18691870Builders for nos 7-10 and designed and built interiors of 15-20

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Kinnear, CharlesClient for Nos 6 & 12
Item 2 of 3Other clientsClients for 15-20
Item 3 of 3Peddie, J DClient for No 5

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 315 Grosvenor CrescentWalton interiors now obliterated
Item 2 of 318-20 Grosvenor Crescent 
Item 3 of 321 Grosvenor Crescent 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Byrom, Connie2005The Edinburgh New Town Gardens: 'blessings as well as beauties' Birlinnp390 Original scheme by Matheson illustrated
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp373

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 30 June 1921 (alterations to nos 11 and 13)
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28974Misattributes to John Chesser. References given in fact concern other buildings on the Heriot Trust estate.
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register of Sasines  
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1860/13/13
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD/472/1-23