Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Town Hall and Sheriff Court, Queen Charlotte Street
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Building signed by R & R Dickson

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Leith Town Hall and Police Station annexeYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Town hall  
Item 2 of 3Courthouse  
Item 3 of 3Police station  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Constitution StreetYes 
Item 2 of 231-33, Queen Charlotte StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5c. 1820  Original building at corner
Item 2 of 518271828Build/constructionCorner block replacement
Item 3 of 51868  Nos 31 and 33 reconstructed and incorporated into town hall and council Chamber designedamber designed
Item 4 of 51870  Extension to north
Item 5 of 518911892 Council Chamber constructed by James Simpson and decorated by Thomas Bonnar, Junior


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 3R & R DicksonArchitectural practice 18271828Corner block
Item 2 of 3James SimpsonArchitect 1868 Nos 31 and 33 reconstructed as annexe to Leith Sheriff Court
Item 3 of 3James SimpsonArchitectB18911892Council chamber constructed and decorated

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

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 1Leith Sheriff CourtHS puts this and main part of the building at 29-37 Queen Charlotte Street as one entry


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp465
Item 2 of 2Richardson, A E 1914Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain  plate xxxiv

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening Courant5 January 1828   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27857