Basic Site Details

Name: Inverleith House
Town, district or village: Inverleith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1National Gallery of Modern Art 1960-1984

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gallery  
Item 2 of 2HouseYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Botanic Gardens, Inverleith RowYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31774 Build/constructionOriginal house
Item 2 of 33 October 1959 Alteration/conversionLondon (MoW) contract to adapt building into gallery per Builder 16 Oct 1959 p463
Item 3 of 31974 Addition 


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 11David HendersonArchitectB1773 Contracted to build the house to his own designs. Built the following year.
Item 2 of 11H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA1877 Interior re-finishing after fire - with Robertson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 3 of 11Walter Wood RobertsonArchitectA1877 Interior re-finishing after fire - as architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh
Item 4 of 11Colin Macandrew & PartnersBuilder 16 October 1959 awarded adaptation contract per Builder p463
Item 5 of 11(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectC1974  
Item 6 of 11Alan ReiachArchitectC1974 Extension
Item 7 of 11Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1974 Extension
Item 8 of 11Eric Walker HallArchitectC1974 Extension
Item 9 of 11James Stuart RentonArchitectc1974 Extension
Item 10 of 11Leslie Douglas MitchellArchitectC1974 Extension
Item 11 of 11William Alistair MillerArchitectC1974 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Rocheid, JamesClient for original house


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp575

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder16 October 1959  p463

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City LibrariesMS decreet referring to contract of Henderson and Rocheid for Inverleith House  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28081 
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Office of Works Files Drawings
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 39/1-3