Basic Site Details

Name: Fountain Brewery for William McEwan & Co
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51933  Reconstruction
Item 2 of 5February 1950 Scheme acceptedWarrant granted for new tun room costing 11,000, plans prepared
Item 3 of 5August 1950 AdditionPlans to be prepared by their own architect for the new storage accommodation
Item 4 of 52005 * Closed 
Item 5 of 52010 * ProposedProposed demolition and outline development for new residential canal area for planning submission prior to re-sale of site. The outline scheme was developed by Allan Murray Architects, Edinburgh.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 5Charles E Tweedie & SonArchitectural practiceAAfter 1921Before 1939 
Item 2 of 5Charles Edward Tweedie (junior)ArchitectAAfter 1921Before 1939 
Item 3 of 5Charles Edward Tweedie (senior)ArchitectAAfter 1921(?)Before 1924(?)Possibly by his son alone: the elder Tweedie may have retired or died by the time it was built (any time up to 1939)
Item 4 of 5F A MacDonald & PartnersArchitectural practice, Engineers 1933 Reconstruction
Item 5 of 5J D Cairns & FordArchitectural practice 1950 Architects for new tun room


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2McEwan, William & Company 
Item 2 of 2William YoungerLeith brewers set up in 1749


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1933Jul-Dec p172
Item 2 of 4Builder3 February 1950  p181
Item 3 of 4Builder18 August 1950  p232
Item 4 of 4Scotsman5 August 2010  p18-19

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Charles Edward Tweedie, Junior: F no3754 (box 28)