Basic Site Details

Name: RC College and Schools, Melville Grange Farm
Town, district or village: Gilmerton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
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Notes: 'The Roman Catholic Church Authorities are to erect new buildings at Melville Grange Farm, Gilmerton, to house the college and schools which are to be transferred from Fort Augustus. The entire scheme is estimated to cost 600,000. The first section comprises the erection of the boarding houses for the college and some temporary buildings and is estimated to cost 60,000. The architect is Mr George Reid of Messrs Reid and Forbes of 7 Ainslie Place Edinburgh.' [Builder 15 November 1929 p812]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Melville Estate School  
Item 2 of 2Melville Grange School and hostel  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2College  
Item 2 of 2School  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1March 1929 Competition designs submitted 


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 5George ReidArchitectA1929 Named as architect responsible after winning competition
Item 2 of 5James Smith ForbesArchitectA1929 Won competition and selected as architects
Item 3 of 5Reid & ForbesArchitectural practiceA1929 Won competition and selected as architects
Item 4 of 5Charles Ernest MonroArchitectB1929 Competition entry
Item 5 of 5J M Monro & SonArchitectural practiceB1929 Competition entry


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder15 November 1929  p812

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 2Glasgow City ArchivesMonro & Partners Collection MON 1920/7