Basic Site Details

Name: Register House
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 617741792Build/construction 
Item 2 of 61785  Tenders submitted for brick vaulkts
Item 3 of 618221830Completionrear portion completed
Item 4 of 618691871 Back dome added for new record hall (necessitated by the Lands Registration Act)
Item 5 of 618901891 Front wall of entrance moved back
Item 6 of 61927 or 1928  Unspecified maintenance work

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 8Robert AdamArchitectG17741792 
Item 2 of 8William JamiesonBuilderD1785 Tendered for the brick vaults
Item 3 of 8Robert ReidArchitectH18221830Rear portion completed
Item 4 of 8H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA18691871Back Dome added for new record hall (necessitated by the Lands Registration Act) Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 5 of 8Robert MathesonArchitectA18691871Back Dome added for new record hall (necessitated by the Lands Registration Act) with Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 6 of 8H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB18901891Front wall of entrance moved back - with Robertson in charge
Item 7 of 8Walter Wood RobertsonArchitectB18901891Front wall of entrance moved back - as architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh
Item 8 of 8Hugh SmithArchitectC1927 or 1928 Unspecified maintenance work - as assistant in H M Office of Works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Adam, Robert & James1773Works in Architecture of Robert and James AdamI  
Item 2 of 5Bolton, A T1922The Architecture of Robert and James Adam 1758-1794  ii, p230
Item 3 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp286-7
Item 5 of 5Tait, A A1974The Register House: the Adam Building Scottish Historial Review, LIII, pp115-23 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News6 March 1869   
Item 2 of 2The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club xvii pp167-8

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30025 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Hugh Smith: L no4105 (box 21)