Basic Site Details

Name: Lamb's House
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: The restoration was for Lord David Stuart to be used as a Scottish Maritime Museum. Received Civic Trust Award in 1963 (restoration work by Robert Hurd & Partners). RIBA 1981 Directory suggests more recent work for Old People's Welfare Council but this is not clear.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 219, Water StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Water's CloseYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419371939 Restoration begun
Item 2 of 419591963 Restoration completed
Item 3 of 41963 Won award or awardsCivic Trust commendation
Item 4 of 4c. 1975 ReconstructionReconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council

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 10Neil & HurdArchitectural practiceA19371939Restoration (completed after Second World War)
Item 2 of 10Norman Alexander Gordon NeilArchitectA19371939Restoration (completed after Second World War)
Item 3 of 10Robert Philip Andrew HurdArchitectA19371939Restoration (completed in 1959-61 as Robert Hurd & Partners)
Item 4 of 10Ian McKerron BeggArchitectB19591963Restoration completed
Item 5 of 10Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceB19591963Restoration
Item 6 of 10David Irvine PirieArchitectCc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 7 of 10Henry ('Harry') McFarlane BunchArchitectCc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 8 of 10Ian McKerron BeggArchitectCc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 9 of 10James ('Jimmy') Hunter ShepherdArchitectCc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 10 of 10Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceCc. 1975 Reconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Bute, 4th Marquess of (John Crichton-Stuart) 
Item 2 of 2Old People's Welfare CouncilClient for 1980 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp472
Item 2 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1939Jan-June p342
Item 2 of 2Builder20 December 1963  p1267

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27915