Basic Site Details

Name: 26-27 Queen Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Original houses converted into premises for Society of Accountants of Edinburgh - no. 27 first, followed by its neighbours at later dates.

Cost of initial remodelling of no. 27 (by Thomas Greenshields Leadbetter, 1890): 1,800.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Premises of the Society of AccountantsYes 
Item 2 of 2Stewart House  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2House  
Item 2 of 2Terraced house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 126-27, Queen StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 515 January 1891  Plans for internal remodelling of no. 27 presented to Society of Accountants committee
Item 2 of 521 March 1891  Plans for internal remodelling of no. 27 submitted to Dean of Guild for approval
Item 3 of 519 November 1891  Remodelled no. 27 opened
Item 4 of 5November 1914  Plans (unexecuted) for new Hall and Library on ground occupied by garden of no. 27, cost estimate: 5,000
Item 5 of 516 April 1924  Plans for further alterations to nos. 26 and 27 signed for submission to Dean of Guild

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 6Thomas Greenshields LeadbetterArchitectA1891 Internal remodelling of existing house as home of Society of Accountants of Edinburgh
Item 2 of 6John Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceB18911924Involved in some capacity (see NMRS Cowie & Seaton collection)
Item 3 of 6Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceC1914 Plans (unexecuted) for new Hall and Library on ground occupied by garden, cost estimate: 5,000
Item 4 of 6Thomas Greenshields LeadbetterArchitectC1914 Plans (unexecuted) for new Hall and Library on ground occupied by garden, cost estimate: 5,000
Item 5 of 6James McLellan FairleyArchitectD1924 Further alterations to nos. 26 and 27
Item 6 of 6Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceD1924 Further alterations to nos. 26 and 27

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Society of Accountants of Edinburghfor 1891 remodelling and additional subsequent alterations

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1McKinstry, Sam2000Twenty Seven Queen Street, Edinburgh: Home of Scottish Chartered Accountants 1891-2000 Edinburgh: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29545Listed as "26, 26A AND 27 QUEEN STREET (INCLUDING STEWART HOUSE) WITH RAILINGS AND LAMP STANDARDS"
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1920/64/1--9
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD/178/70
Item 4 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore114129No 26.
Item 5 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore114130No 27.