Basic Site Details

Name: Peebles High School
Town, district or village: Peebles
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost 12,000. Accommodation for 728 pupils

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Kingsland Primary SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 2Kingsland SchoolYes 

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71901   
Item 2 of 711 January 1901 OpenedOpened by Sir Henry Crail KCB.
Item 3 of 7c. 1920  Additions
Item 4 of 7c. 1936  Extension and reconstruction
Item 5 of 71965  Additions
Item 6 of 71973  Major refurbishment
Item 7 of 7Before 1975 RehabilitationRehabilitation and games hall


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 15John Alexander CarfraeArchitectA1901 Initially assisting Robert Wilson; latterly on own account as School Board Architect
Item 2 of 15John Thomas GalletlyArchitectA1901 As assistant to John Alexander Carfrae
Item 3 of 15Robert WilsonArchitectA1901 Assisted by Carfrae intially; later Carfrae on his own. ' Buildings of Scotland' have reversed roles of Wilson & Carfrae
Item 4 of 15James Davidson CairnsArchitect c. 1920 Additions
Item 5 of 15George ReidArchitectBc. 1936 Extension and reconstruction
Item 6 of 15James Smith ForbesArchitectBc. 1936 Extension and reconstruction
Item 7 of 15Reid & ForbesArchitectural practiceBc. 1936 Extension and reconstruction
Item 8 of 15Ronald Jeffrey Clark JamiesonArchitectA1973 Major refurbishment
Item 9 of 15Ross-Smith & JamiesonArchitectural practiceD1973 Major refurbishment
Item 10 of 15Stanley Patrick Ross-SmithArchitectD1973 Major refurbishment
Item 11 of 15Alan William Graham BurnettArchitectCBefore 1975 Rehabilitation and games hall
Item 12 of 15Colin WalkerArchitectCBefore 1975 Rehabilitation and games hall
Item 13 of 15George R M Kennedy & PartnersArchitectural practiceCBefore 1975 Rehabilitation and games hall
Item 14 of 15George Raphael Michael KennedyArchitectCBefore 1975 Rehabilitation and games hall
Item 15 of 15Thomas WhiteArchitectCBefore 1975 Rehabilitation and games hall


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Peeblesshire, County Council of 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp620
Item 2 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 4 of 4Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p235

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect11 January 1901  pvii Contracts open
Item 2 of 3Building News11 January 1901  pxiv - contracts
Item 3 of 3Building News18 October 1901  p549

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39255 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson Cairns: F no 2680 (box 10); John Thomas Galletly: L v17 no1276; George Reid: F no5107 (combined box 57)