Basic Site Details

Name: Moray House Training College
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: £60,000.

1967 alterations cost £175,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Moray House College of EducationYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 211-37, Holyrood RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2St David's Street, Canongate per Builder (24 April 1953, p664)

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 719101913  
Item 2 of 71947 AdditionHandiwork and music departments
Item 3 of 71952 AdditionSports pavilion
Item 4 of 724 April 1953 * RestorationPlans prepared for scheme of restoration, est. cost £41,000
Item 5 of 71954 AdditionSpeech training department etc
Item 6 of 719601980Alteration/conversionIncludes new gymnasium 1968-70
Item 7 of 7Before 1975 AdditionPhased rebuilding programme including teaching block, PE building, new music block and visual arts building.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 27Alan Keith RobertsonArchitectA19101913 
Item 2 of 27Thomas Aikman SwanArchitectA19101913Involved initially as assistant
Item 3 of 27Robertson & SwanArchitectural practiceA19121913 
Item 4 of 27Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectF1947 Handiwork and music department added
Item 5 of 27Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceF1947 Handiwork and music department added
Item 6 of 27William Gordon DeyArchitectF1947 Handiwork and music department added
Item 7 of 27Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectG1952 Sports pavilion
Item 8 of 27Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceG1952 Sports pavilion
Item 9 of 27William Gordon DeyArchitectG1952 Sports pavilion
Item 10 of 27Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectB1953 Scheme of restoration
Item 11 of 27William Gordon DeyArchitectB1953 Scheme of restoration
Item 12 of 27Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceB24 April 1953 * Scheme of restoration
Item 13 of 27Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectH1954 Speech training department
Item 14 of 27Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceH1954 Speech training department
Item 15 of 27William Gordon DeyArchitectH1954 Speech training department
Item 16 of 27William Gordon DeyArchitectA19601980Alterations and additions including new gymnasium
Item 17 of 27Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectC19601980Alterations and additions and new gymnasium.
Item 18 of 27Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceC19601980Alterations and additions including new gymnasium
Item 19 of 27Roy Gerard WalmesleyArchitectC19601980Alterations and additions including new gymnasium
Item 20 of 27Gibson, Laing & PartnersArchitectural practiceD1967 Alterations
Item 21 of 27James William LaingArchitectD1967 Alterations
Item 22 of 27John Mitchell WoodArchitectD1967 Alterations
Item 23 of 27Robert Gellatly Rigg BrownArchitectD1967 Alterations
Item 24 of 27William Brook SampsonArchitectD1967 Alterations
Item 25 of 27Martin Albert ClarkArchitectC19701980Alterations and additions including new gymnasium
Item 26 of 27Richard Ash C19751980Alterations and additions including new gymnasium
Item 27 of 27Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceXBefore 1975 Phased rebuilding programme including teaching block, PE building, new music block and visual arts building.

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2C of SHClient for 1967 work
Item 2 of 2National Committee for the Training of TeachersClient for Gordon & Dey 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 3Moray House College of Education, Charteris Land 
Item 2 of 3Moray House College of Education, Dalhousie Land 
Item 3 of 3Moray House College of Education, St Mary's Land and Chessel's Land 

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Moray House 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp126
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp184
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder24 April 1953  p664

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29090 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 2 drawings dated 1911
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alan Keith Robertson: L v23 no1809; Thomas Aikman Swan: F no3673 (box 27); William Gordon Dey A no5824 (stored under F5124, combined box 58); F no5124 (combined box 58)