Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Botanic Garden, Old Palm Stove
Town, district or village: Inverleith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: At first built as a simple octagon with a prismatic roof and ashlar pilasters in the centre of each face.

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21833 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 218591960Alterations and additionsIron shafts replaced stone mullions (as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works) and replacement of prismatic roof with a dome.

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 3Robert ReidArchitectB1833 Reid's authorship can be assumed although no published reference.
Item 2 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA18591860Iron shafts replaced stone mullions (as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works) and replacement of prismatic roof with a dome.
Item 3 of 3Robert MathesonArchitectA18591860Iron shafts replaced stone mullions (as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works) and replacement of prismatic roof with a dome.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Breeze, David J1984Studies in Scottish Antiquity Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltdp340
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp576
Item 3 of 3Paterson, Leonie2013How the Garden Grew  p82. Illustration of original condition.