Basic Site Details

Name: Grosvenor Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: This has previously been misattributed to John Chesser due to a misinterpretation of the Heriot boundary when the lists of Buildings of Architectural and Historical Interest were compiled in the 1950s. A recent re-examination of the Edinburgh Sasines has revealed that only Matheson was involved. The original scheme was to have been 2-storey with attic and basement between 4-storey corner pavilions.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11-25, 2-24, Grosvenor StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21865(?)  Design of facades
Item 2 of 21870  Design of houses, following Matheson's design for fašade

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 4Robert MathesonArchitect 1865(?) Design of facades
Item 2 of 4Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA1870 Design of house, following Matheson's design for fašade
Item 3 of 4John Dick PeddieArchitectA1870 Design of house, following Matheson's design for fašade
Item 4 of 4Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA1870 Design of house, following Matheson's design for fašade

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1ColvilleClient for Peddie & Kinnear work

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 114, 16 Grosvenor Street 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Byrom, Connie2005The Edinburgh New Town Gardens: 'blessings as well as beauties' Birlinnp390

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6 Heriot Trust Papers  
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register289771-25 (Odd Nos) Grosvenor Street, Including Railings
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register289782-24 (Even Nos) Grosvenor Street, Including Railings
Item 4 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 1391
Item 5 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register of Sasines  
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1870/10/1